The Devil Gets His Due

The Devil Gets His Due

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For more than 50 years, Leslie Fiedler played a pivotal role in the development of American literary culture. Despite his often unacknowledged influence, the academy, intellectuals, and the general audience in America and abroad still read his work and draw on its concepts. The essays in The Devil Gets His Due reacquaint readers with the depth and breadth of Fiedlera€™s achievements. Tackling subjects ranging wildly from Dante, Ezra Pound, and Mary McCarthy to Rambo, Iwo Jima, and Jerry Lewis, these writings showcase Fiedlera€™s pioneering of an egalitarian canon that encompassed both a€œhigha€ and popular literature, cinema, and history. As such, they show a powerful mind critiquing whole aspects of a culture and uncovering lessons therein that remain timely today. A lengthy introduction by Professor Samuele F. S. Pardini offers both context and history, with an in-depth profile of Fiedler and his career as both a literary critic and a public intellectual.The Uncollected Essays of Leslie Fiedler Leslie Fiedler Samuele Pardini ... The reasons for such imbalance are complex, but the facts are simple and clear. ... As far as the university community in which I live and work is concerned, the war in Vietnam happensa€”on the level where ... known well who went as a soldier to Vietnam (and returned) was black to begin with and had never been to college at all.

Title:The Devil Gets His Due
Author:Leslie Fiedler
Publisher:Counterpoint - 2008-03-04


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