By Jeffrey R. Di Leo

A finished exam of 1 of the 20th century’s such a lot leading edge writers and critics.

This choice of essays deals an authoritative exam and appraisal of the French-American novelist Raymond Federman’s many contributions to humanities scholarship, together with Holocaust experiences, Beckett stories, translation reports, experimental fiction, postmodernism, and autobiography. even supposing identified basically as a novelist, Federman (1928–2009) can also be the writer of various books of poetry, essays, translations, and feedback. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1942 and receiving a PhD in comparative literature at UCLA in 1957, he held professorships within the college at Buffalo’s departments of French and English from 1964 to 1999. including Steve Katz and Ronald Sukenick, he used to be one of many unique founders of the Fiction Collective, a nonprofit publishing residence devoted to avant-garde, experimental prose. a long way too many money owed deal with Federman as purely a member of a small workforce of writers who pioneered “metafictional” or “postmodern” American literature. Federman’s Fictions will introduce (or, for a few, reintroduce) to the wider scholarly group an inventive and bold philosopher whose paintings is critical not only to concerns of the improvement of leading edge fiction, yet to a few different targeted disciplines and rising severe discourses.

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