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Leslie A. Fiedler

Leslie A. Fiedler

The revival of the literature of the 30’s through which we have recently been living—the republication of novels long out of print, the redemption of...

Deep in the mind of America, if not actually below, at least at the lowest level of consciousness, there exist side by side a dream...

After the publication in 1935 of his first and only novel, Call It Sleep, Henry Roth retired completely from the literary scene until last year...

Duplicity is the most notable, perhaps the essential characteristic of the greatest American novelists; and surely the most duplicitous of all is Mark Twain, precisely...

The Four Sons Four sons only says the Law Spring from all the seed we sow; Wise or wicked, foolish, dumb Suffice to name whatever son. Wise one, ask that...

British Fiction The Sailor, Sense of Humour, and Other Stories By V. S. Pritchett Knopf. 369 pp. $4.50. Anglo-Saxon Attitudes By Angus Wilson Viking. 410 pp. $4.50.   V. S....

You have to understand that a critic, in order to be a critic, always has to have his own pet theory about a writer. He...

The Pope and the Prophet by Leslie A. Fiedler The Myth of Sisyphus. By Albert Camus. Knopf. 212 pp. $3.50. Literary and Philosophical Essays. By Jean-Paul Sartre. Criterion....

The Search for the 30’s Part of Our Time. by Murray Kempton. Simon and Schuster. 334 pp. $4.00.   I have found this an oddly moving book, though it is...

The Revolt Against the Person The Seizure of Power. by Czeslaw Milosz. Criterion. 245 pp. $3-50. Surely, one of the realest terrors of Communism arises from our inability to...

Leslie A. Fiedler offers here an account of a community Seder which he attended with his family last year in Rome, a city where, with...

The Higher Unfairness The Groves Of Academe. by Mary Mccarthy. Harcourt, Brace. 302 pp. $3.50.   I am sure that a good deal of the pleasure I find in reading...