Lipton’s Journal/February 7, 1955/552

From Project Mailer

I’m written out, although not depressed. I better put down no more notes or I’ll throw them away in verbiage. Off to Baltimore (a visit to Lindner).[1]


  1. A prominent Baltimore psychoanalyst and writer, Robert Lindner (1914 – 1956) became acquainted with Mailer after reading Lindner’s 1952 sharp critique of current psychoanalytic practice, Prescription for Rebellion (1952), published by Mailer’s publisher, Rinehart. The letter, which contained both praise and criticism for Lindner’s ideas, led to a close friendship over the next four years, including many visits and the sharing of work, including Lipton’s. See extended note on entry 56.