Love and Death in the American Novel

3.99 avg rating
( 195 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781564781635: Love and Death in the American Novel

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" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Leslie Fiedler is Samuel Clemens Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor at SUNY Buffalo. One of the greatest living literary critics, his works include LOVE AND DEATH IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL (1960), AN END TO INNOCENCE (1955); NUDE CROQUET (1969), and FREAKS (1978).

Leslie Fiedler is Samuel Clemens Professor and SUNY Distinguished Professor at SUNY Buffalo. One of the greatest living literary critics, his works include LOVE AND DEATH IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL (1960), AN END TO INNOCENCE (1955); NUDE CROQUET (1969), and FREAKS (1978).

Review:

“Prof. Fiedler's entertaining account of the American novel's obsessions remains one of the key works of American studies more then 30 years after its first appearance.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Genuinely original . . . a work of lasting importance . . . a powerful indictment of our culture and of modern culture in general.” (Richard Chase)

“I know few works of criticism that are so likely to involve the reader whose interest in literature is not of a professional kind . . . it amounts to a general cultural history of the nation.” (Lionel Trilling)

“In its insights the book remains immensely intelligent, immediate, and vital.” (David Plante - Bookforum)

“It is not possible to read Leslie Fiedler's criticism without a sense of awe and excitement.” (Los Angeles Times)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fiedler, Leslie
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Quantity Available: 11
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781564781635

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fiedler, Leslie
Published by Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New PERFECT PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dalkey Archive Press. PERFECT PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1564781631. Bookseller Inventory # Z1564781631ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fiedler, Leslie
Published by Dalkey Archive Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1998. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1564781631

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fiedler, Leslie
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1065158

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Leslie A. Fiedler
Published by Dalkey Archive Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 214 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781564781635

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Leslie A. Fiedler
Published by Dalkey Archive Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 214 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781564781635

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Leslie Fiedler
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. 138mm x 36mm x 220mm. Paperback. "No other study of the American novel has such fascinating and on the whole right things to say."?Washington PostShipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 520 pages. 0.621. Bookseller Inventory # 9781564781635

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Leslie Fiedler
Published by Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dalkey Archive Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Perfect Paperback. 520 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 1.4in.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 Fiedlers once scandalous -- now increasingly accepted -- judgment that our literature is incapable of dealing with adult sexuality and is pathologically obsessed with death. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Perfect Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781564781635

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fiedler, Leslie; Fiedler, Leslie [Preface]; Harris, Charles [Introduction];
Published by Dalkey Archive Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1998. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781564781635

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Leslie A. Fiedler
Published by Dalkey Archive Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 1564781631 ISBN 13: 9781564781635
New Quantity Available: 11
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dalkey Archive Press, 1998. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781564781635

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.68
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book