Love and Death in the American Novel

Love and Death in the American Novel

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

Author: Leslie A. Fiedler

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564781631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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

Love and Death in the American Novel

Love and Death in the American Novel

Author: Leslie A. Fiedler (Anglist, Literaturwissenschaftler)

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ISBN: OCLC:731466767

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The American Novel After Ideology 1961 2000

The American Novel After Ideology  1961   2000

African American Review, 41.4: 749–68. Fabi, Giulia 2001. Passing and the Rose of the African American Novel. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Fielder, Leslie Love and Death in the American Novel. McLean: Dalkey Archive Press, ...

Author: Laurie Rodrigues

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361876

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Gothic Fiction

American Gothic Fiction

These are complex and fascinating aspects of the reading experience offered by this strikingly persistent form of fiction . In Love and Death in the American Novel , Leslie Fiedler claims that American fiction has been " bewilderingly ...

Author: Allan Lloyd-Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826415946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, American Gothic Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in American Gothic Fiction include Charles Brockden Brown, William Montgomery Bird, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, George Lippard, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Gilmore Simms, John Neal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ambrose Bierce, Emma Dawson, W.D. Howells, Henry James, William Faulkner, Anne Rice and William Gibson>
Categories: Literary Criticism

Leslie Fiedler and American Culture

Leslie Fiedler and American Culture

Thus younger academics welcomed Fiedler's preface to his 1960 Love and Death in the American Novel where he wrote : " I have not , however , written what is most often meant these days by a ' critical study , mere textual analysis ...

Author: Steven G. Kellman

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 087413689X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Double Agent

Double Agent

Trilling even argued that American novels "have given us very few substantial or memorable people": mythic figures ... and Leslie Fiedler's more Freudian Love and Death in the American Novel (1960) emphasizes the popular sterotypes of ...

Author: Morris Dickstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195111378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Double Agent is a watershed in the recent revival of interest in the role of the public critic and intellectual who writes about culture, politics, and the arts for an intelligent general audience. Offering acute portraits of critics both famous and neglected, Dickstein traces the evolution of cultural criticism over the last century from Matthew Arnold to New Historicism. He examines the development of practical criticism, the rise and fall of literary journalism, and the growth of American Studies, and rereads the work of critics like Arnold, Walter Pater, I.A. Richards, Roland Barthes, Edmund Wilson, R.P. Blackmur, Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, and George Orwell. In essays and books that are themselves works of literature, these writers made criticism central to the public sphere, balancing social and literary values, politic commitment and aesthetic judgment. Though marginalized or ignored by academic histories of criticism, their example has proved immensely valuable for younger critics eager to find a personal voice and reach a wider public. Dickstein concludes with a lively and provocative dialogue that weighs the claims of recent literary theory and the importance of renewing public culture.
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Gewaltphantasien

Gewaltphantasien

2 Leslie Fiedler in Love and Death in the American Novel ( New York : Dell , 1967 ) , S. 156 , bezeichnet den Roman als " the most successful and characteristic of his gothic romances . " 3 Vgl . Paul Levine , " The American Novel ...

Author: Arno Heller

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 387808465X

Category: American fiction

Page: 331

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Categories: American fiction

The Second Stone

The Second Stone

Author: Leslie A. Fiedler

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105044947112

Category: Selling

Page: 303

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Love and Depth in the American Novel

Love and Depth in the American Novel

Love, “Close but Not Deep,” 374,371. ... In “Discourse in the Novel,” Bakhtin writes that poetic language tends toward a hermetically-sealed expression of its “author's intention,” ... Fiedler, Love and Death in the American Novel, 56.

Author: Ashley C. Barnes

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813944203

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Love and Depth in the American Novel seeks to change how we think about the American love story and how we imagine the love of literature. By examining classics of nineteenth-century American literature, Ashley Barnes offers a new approach to literary theory that encompasses both New Historicism and the ethical turn in literary studies. Couples like Huck and Jim and Ishmael and Queequeg have grounded the classic account of the American novel as exceptionally gothic and antisocial. Barnes argues instead for a model of shared intimacy that connects the evangelical sentimental best seller to the high art of psychological realism. In her reading of works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Stoddard, Henry James, and others in the context of nineteenth-century Protestant-Catholic debates about how to know and love God, what emerges is an alternate tradition of the American love story that pictures intimacy as communion rather than revelation. Barnes uses that unacknowledged love story to propose a model of literary critical intimacy that depends on reading fiction in its historical context.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nation and Narration

Nation and Narration

That style spills over to Garcia Marquez's prose in One Hundred Years of Solitude and also into the recent novel by ... 17 This is a paraphrase of the first sentence in Leslie Fielder's Love and Death in the American Novel ( New York ...

Author: Markus Wahl

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415014832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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A collection of essays celebrating the fact that English is no longer just an English' language. Contributors include Gillian Beer, Rachel Bowlby, Doris Sommer and Sneja Gunew.
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Ideology and Classic American Literature

Ideology and Classic American Literature

11 Leslie Fiedler , Love and Death in the American Novel ( Cleveland : Meridian Books , 1962 ) , pp . 400-401 . See also Chase's Herman Melville : A Critical Study ( New York : Macmillan , 1949 ) , p . 157 , where he asserts that ...

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521273099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 451

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For more than a decade, Americanists have been concerned with the problem of ideology, and have undertaken a broad reassessment of American literature and culture. This volume brings together some of the best work in this area.
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A Companion to American Fiction 1780 1865

A Companion to American Fiction  1780   1865

What is the relation between normative and non-normative sexualities in US fiction? And what is the role of literature in contesting and sustaining sexual ideologies? Love and Death Although the task of reading sexuality in American ...

Author: Shirley Samuels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470999202

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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This Companion presents the current state of criticism in the field of American fiction from the earliest declarations of nationhood to secession and civil war. Draws heavily on historical and cultural contexts in its consideration of American fiction Relates the fiction of the period to conflicts about territory and sovereignty and to issues of gender, race, ethnicity and identity Covers different forms of fiction, including children’s literature, sketches, polemical pieces, historical romances, Gothic novels and novels of exploration Considers both canonical and lesser-known authors, including James Fennimore Cooper, Hannah Foster, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Harriet Beecher Stowe Treats neglected topics, such as the Western novel, science and the novel, and American fiction in languages other than English
Categories: Literary Criticism

The American Novel to 1870

The American Novel to 1870

He too captures the optimism of the postwar era even as he focuses on the earlier American Renaissance. Directed by his “desire to define what is peculiarly American in our books” (1966, 11), Fiedler's iconoclastic Love and Death in the ...

Author: J. Gerald Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford History of the Novel in

ISBN: 9780195385359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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The American Revolution and the Civil War bracket roughly eight decades of formative change in a republic created in 1776 by a gesture that was both rhetorical and performative. The subsequent construction of U.S. national identity influenced virtually all art forms, especially prose fiction,until internal conflict disrupted the project of nation-building. This volume reassesses, in an authoritative way, the principal forms and features of the emerging American novel. It will include chapters on: the beginnings of the novel in the US; the novel and nation-building; the publishing industry; leading novelists of Antebellum America; eminent early American novels; cultural influences on the novel; and subgenres within the novel form during this period. This book isthe first of the three proposed US volumes that will make up Oxford's ambitious new eleven-volume literary resource, The Oxford History of the Novel in English (OHONE), a venture being commissioned and administered on both sides of the Atlantic.
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A cosmos of my own

A cosmos of my own

novel which so remarkably manifests a phantasmatic activity , is also the one which borders the most on the fantastic ... Leslie A. Fiedler , Love and Death in the American Novel ( New York : Criterion Books , 1960 ) ; Peter Brooks ...

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617033375

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