Lipton’s Journal/December 29, 1954/78

From Project Mailer

They key to Sergius’ character[1] which I have avoided all through The Deer Park is that he a Catholic. How else account for his impotence, his lust for Lulu, and his fleeing the world.


  1. The narrator of The Deer Park, Sergius O’Shaugnessey, is a veteran U.S. Air Force pilot who flew combat missions in Korea. After his discharge, he settles in Desert D’Or, where he has an affair with movie star Lulu Meyers.