The Devil Gets His Due: The Uncollected Essays of Leslie Fiedler [NOOK Book]

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For more than 50 years, Leslie Fiedler played a pivotal role in the development of American literary culture. Despite his often unacknowledged influence, the academy, intellectuals, and the general audience in America and abroad still read his work and draw on its concepts. The essays in The Devil Gets His Due reacquaint readers with the depth and breadth of Fiedler’s achievements. Tackling subjects ranging wildly from Dante, Ezra Pound, and Mary McCarthy to Rambo, Iwo Jima, and Jerry Lewis, these writings ...
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The Devil Gets His Due: The Uncollected Essays of Leslie Fiedler

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Overview


For more than 50 years, Leslie Fiedler played a pivotal role in the development of American literary culture. Despite his often unacknowledged influence, the academy, intellectuals, and the general audience in America and abroad still read his work and draw on its concepts. The essays in The Devil Gets His Due reacquaint readers with the depth and breadth of Fiedler’s achievements. Tackling subjects ranging wildly from Dante, Ezra Pound, and Mary McCarthy to Rambo, Iwo Jima, and Jerry Lewis, these writings showcase Fiedler’s pioneering of an egalitarian canon that encompassed both “high” and popular literature, cinema, and history. As such, they show a powerful mind critiquing whole aspects of a culture and uncovering lessons therein that remain timely today. A lengthy introduction by Professor Samuele F. S. Pardini offers both context and history, with an in-depth profile of Fiedler and his career as both a literary critic and a public intellectual.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582436531
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 468 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Sympathy for the Devil. Looking Backward for a New Tradition Samuele F.S. Pardini Pardini, Samuele F. S.

Toward an Amateur Criticism 3

"Giving the Devil His Due" 13

Explication de Texte Inferno Canto XXVI 25

D. H. Lawrence on D. H. Lawrence As Told to Leslie A. Fiedler 34

The Deerslayer 37

Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey! 46

New England and the Invention of the South 54

Huckleberry Finn: The Book We Love to Hate 64

"As Free as Any Cretur..." 77

1601 86

Is Shakespeare Dead? 92

The State of Writing 99

Edmund Wilson's Criticism: A Re-examination 104

The Ordeal of Criticism 107

Love is not Enough 111

The Intellectual Roots of Anti-Intellectualism 115

A Fortyish View 120

Intellectual Uncles 125

The Canon and the Classroom: A Caveat 128

Ezra Pound: The Poet as Parodist 136

Francis Scott Fitzgerald 148

Pop Goes the Faulkner: In Quest of Sanctuary 149

Looking Back After 50 Years 162

Robert Penn Warren: A Final Word 172

Capote's Tale 181

The City and the Writer 183

Style and Anti-Style in the Short Story 187

The Higher Unfairness 199

Encounter with Death 202

A Homosexual Dilemma 204

The Noble Savages of Skid Row 207

Up from Adolescence 210

The Divine Stupidity of Kurt Vonnegut: Portrait of the Novelist as Bridge over Troubled Water 215

Notes on Philip Jose Farmer 230

The Return of James Branch Cabell; Or, the Cream of the Cream of the Jest 236

Who Really Died in Vietnam? The Cost in Human Lives 246

James Fenimore Cooper: The Problem of the Bad Good Writer 252

Mythicizing the Unspeakable 263

The Legend 274

Getting It Right: The Flag Raisingsat Iwo Jima 282

Mythicizing the City 296

Whatever Happened to Jerry Lewis? That's Amore... 304

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