Letter to Peter Balbert (31 January 1989). Rpt: In Balbert’s essay, “From Lady Chatterly’s Lover to The Deer Park: Lawrence, Mailer, and the Dialectic of Erotic Risk.” Studies in the Novel 22 (spring 1990), 67-81. Mailer explains his “spoof” of identifying a passage from The Deer Park (55.4) as being from Lawrence in one of his Esquire Big Bite columns (63.11), reprinted in Existential Errands (72.7).

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