Book , Print in English

Leslie Fiedler and American culture

edited by Steven G. Kellman and Irving Malin.
  • Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©1999.
  • 199 pages ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Genre
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
Summary
  • "Leslie Fiedler and American culture have made a tumultuous marriage throughout much of the twentieth century. Fiedler's prolific career, as scholar, critic, novelist, memoirist, translator, and professor, has been a series of provocations." "Leslie Fiedler and American Culture marks the start of its subject's ninth decade. The first such collection devoted entirely to Fiedler, it gathers together spirited responses to his work by scholars, critics, and poets."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Introduction / Steven G. Kellman
  • Anthropophagi / R.H.W. Dillard
  • Hubbell acceptance speech ; Come back to the raft ag'in, Huck honey! / Leslie Fiedler
  • The prophetic textbook / Irving Malin
  • Andromeda on the rocks : the irony of belonging in The last Jew in America / Joseph Dewey
  • Freakshow : normality, self, and other in Leslie Fiedler's short stories / Brook Horvath
  • The importance of Being busted / Steven G. Kellman
  • The Akedah (the binding of Isaac) in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice / Jay L. Halio
  • Fiedler and the new criticism / Mark Royden Winchell
  • Leslie Fiedler as Leopold Bloom / Daniel Schawarz
  • In [Mutant] dreams awake : Leslie Fiedler and science fiction / David Ketterer
  • Myth, archetype, and Chopper chicks in Zombietown : what we've learned from Leslie / Harold Schechter
  • Prometheus at 14 / Irving Feldman
  • The accidental mentor / John Barth
  • Celebrating Leslie Fiedler / James M. Cox
  • Leslie Fiedler a tribute / R.W.B. Lewis
  • Fiedler on the roof / David R. Slavitt
  • Leslie Fiedler : enfant terrible, American Jewish critic, and the other side of Lionel Trilling / Daniel Walden
  • A Fiedler brood / Susan Gubar
  • Thinking about Leslie Fiedler / Robert Boyers
  • The once and future Fiedler / Geoffrey Green
  • Leslie Fiedler : freak / Sanford Pinsker
  • Poem / Leonard Cohen.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Ownership history: Eisenhower copy: John Barth Collection.
  • Also issued online.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 087413689X (alk. paper)
  • 9780874136890 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 99018961
  • OCLC: 40805494
  • OCLC: 40805494