"Nude Croquet," Short Story by Leslie A. Fiedler with related material
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Leslie A. Fiedler (1917-2003) was a significant American literary critic and author. From 1956 to 1957, he was the Christian Gauss Lecturer at Princeton University. During his time at Princeton, Fiedler frequently travelled to New York where he made connections in publishing, including with editors of Esquire magazine. It was in Esquire that Fiedler's controversial "Nude Croquet" was published in 1957. In 1994, Fiedler received the Hubbell Medal for lifetime contribution to the study of literature.
The collection contains the autograph manuscript and typed manuscript of Fiedler's short story "Nude Croquet." Also included is a screenplay and an outline of action for a film version of the story.
AM20038, purchased on November 14, 1969.
Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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The collection is open for research.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Letter to Fiedler by A. Naslund.Physical Description
Two volumes containing "Nude Croquet", one in English and one in Slovak (Nahy Kroket, translated by Prelozila Gabriela Nova).Physical Description