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Olaf Stapledon: A Man Divided

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One of the most imaginative figures to emerge from the science fiction field. Olaf Stapledon left an indelible mark on many other writers, from Arthur C. Clarke to Saul Bellows, but never won a mass following himself. This study by a renowned American literary critic provides a long-needed introduction to the life and work of the man Brian Aldiss called "the great classica ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 7th 1983 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1983)
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Erik Graff
Aug 31, 2012 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Leslie A. Fiedler is known for, among other things, defending genre literature against his fellow highbrow literary critics. This literary biography takes an extreme--one might say "pure"--case in the science fiction of Olaf Stapledon. Personally, I find Stapledon's grander fiction, the books that cover eons, to be a bit much and am not surprised that they did not become very popular during the author's lifetime. His work with smaller scope, most notably his moving Sirius, is more to my speed.
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Leslie Aaron Fiedler was an American literary critic, known for his interest in mythography and his championing of genre fiction. His work also involves application of psychological theories to American literature. He was in practical terms one of the early postmodernist critics working across literature in general, from around 1970. His most cited work is Love and Death in the American Novel (196 ...more
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