TITLE

Fattening for the Slaughter

AUTHOR(S)
Rainer, Dachine
PUB. DATE
October 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;10/31/55, Vol. 133 Issue 18, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the novel "The Deer Park," by Norman Mailer. The novel is an allegory and is written with that intense, dense, garrulous naturalism evident in "The Naked and the Dead," and that characterizes both the best and worst of the school of American fiction. The setting of "The Deer Park" is Hollywood under the shadow of the Committee on Un-American Activities. The hero, a psychologically disabled war veteran is, fortuitously, but not implausibly, thrust into the social world of actors, directors, producers and assorted underworld characters in a resort town somewhere south of Hollywood.
ACCESSION #
14449616

 

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