This is a revised (excised in some spots, expanded in others) edition of Fiedler's two century survey of the American novel...

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LOVE AND DEATH IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL

This is a revised (excised in some spots, expanded in others) edition of Fiedler's two century survey of the American novel demonstrating the failure of American writers to deal with adult heterosexuality. It attracted a contentious press (""immoderate"" ""Procrustean"" ""strong arm tactics"" ""written sideways"") as well as recognition of its relevance. It has proved to be a seminal work in the ""new cultural climate which, indeed it may have helped to create"" as he claims, with justification, in the introduction to this second edition republished in the hope that it will still be found ""lively."" The hope seems certifiably assured.

Pub Date: May 27, 1966

ISBN: 1564781631

Page Count: -

Publisher: Stein & Day

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1966