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Love and Death in the American Novel

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Publisher Comments:

A retrospective article on Leslie Fiedler in the New York Times Book Review in 1965 referred to Love and Death in the American Novel as "one of the great, essential books on the American imagination . . . an accepted major work." This groundbreaking work views in depth both American literature and character from the time of the American Revolution to the present. From it, there emerges Fiedler's once scandalous—now increasingly accepted—judgment that our literature is incapable of dealing with adult sexuality and is pathologically obsessed with death.

Synopsis:

It is not possible to read Leslie Fiedler's criticism without a sense of awe and excitement.

Synopsis:

"No other study of the American novel has such fascinating and on the whole right things to say."—Washington Post

About the Author

Leslie A. Fiedler (1917-2003) was born in Newark, New Jersey. He did his undergraduate studies at New York University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Fiedler taught throughout his career, first at the University of Montana and subsequently at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was the author of many books, including Love and Death in the American Novel, The Last Jew in America, Waiting for the End, No! in Thunder, An End to Innocence, Freaks, and Tyranny of the Normal.Charles B. Harris directs the Unit for Contemporary Literature at Illinois State University. He is also the publisher of American Book Review and author of numerous books and articles on recent American fiction and the profession of English studies. In 1997 the Modern Language Associated honored him with the Francis Andrew March Award for Exceptional Service to the Profession of English.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564781635
Introduction:
Harris, Charles
Preface:
Fiedler, Leslie
Preface by:
Fiedler, Leslie
Preface:
Fiedler, Leslie
Introduction by:
Harris, Charles
Introduction:
Harris, Charles
Author:
Harris, Charles B.
Author:
Fiedler, Leslie
Author:
Fiedler, Leslie A.
Author:
Fiedler, Leslie
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Location:
Normal, IL :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Love in literature
Subject:
Death in literature
Subject:
Race relations in literature
Subject:
Psychological fiction, American
Subject:
Literature and anthropology
Subject:
Myth in literature
Subject:
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Subject:
Masculinity in literature.
Subject:
Archetype
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Series:
American literature series
Series Volume:
MT437
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.4 in 1.345 lb

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