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Leslie Fiedler
  • Name: Leslie Fiedler
  • Born: 03/08/1917
  • Died: 01/29/2003 (85 years old)

Leslie Aaron Fiedler (March 8, 1917 – January 29, 2003) was an American literary critic, known for his interest in mythography and his championing of genre fiction. His work incorporates the application Psychological theories to American literature. Fieldler most renowned work consists of Love and Death in the American Novel (1960). 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—judgement that our literature is incapable of dealing with adult sexuality and is pathologically obsessed with death.

Birth Name: Leslie Aaron Fiedler

Alias: Leslie Aaron Fiedler

Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey

Death Place: Buffalo, New York

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