Leslie Fiedler and American Culture

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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.
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Overview

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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780874136890
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Pages: 199

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Chronology 11
Anthropophagi 13
Hubbell Acceptance Speech 21
Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey! 26
The Prophetic Textbook 37
Andromeda on the Rocks: The Irony of Belonging in The Last Jew in America 46
Freakshow: Normality, Self, and Other in Leslie Fiedler's Short Stories 61
The Importance of Being Busted 74
The Akedah (the Binding of Isaac) in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice 81
Fiedler and the New Criticism 87
Leslie Fiedler As Leopold Bloom 99
"In [Mutant] Dreams Awake": Leslie Fiedler and Science Fiction 111
Myth, Archetype, and Chopper Chicks in Zombietown: What We've Learned from Leslie 130
Prometheus at 14 136
The Accidental Mentor 139
Celebrating Leslie Fiedler 142
Leslie Fiedler: A Tribute 153
Fiedler on the Roof 156
Leslie Fiedler: Enfant Terrible, American Jewish Critic, and the Other Side of Lionel Trilling 160
A Fiedler Brood 166
Thinking About Leslie Fiedler 171
The Once and Future Fiedler 178
Leslie Fiedler, Freak 182
Poem 192
Contributors 193
Index 195
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