Lipton’s Journal/January 31, 1955/372

From Project Mailer

For The Deer Park—When Elena[1] cries out after the orgy, “I was the center of attention. I thought everybody loved me.” That is, the last sentence should be added.


  1. Elena Esposito is the lover and later wife of Charles Eitel in The Deer Park. Their love affair is one of Mailer’s finest fictional creations. Mailer based her character on his wife Adele.