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"Nude Croquet," Short Story by Leslie A. Fiedler with related material

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Fiedler, Leslie A.

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.

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Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

Fiedler, Leslie A.. Autograph Manuscript, 1917. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

19 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fiedler, Leslie A.. Typewritten Manuscript, 1917. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

30 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fiedler, Leslie A.. Screenplay, 1917. 5 folders.
Scope and Contents

102 pp.

Physical Description

5 folders

Materials Viewable Online
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Fiedler, Leslie A.. Outline of Action, 1917. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Materials Viewable Online
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Correspondence, 1966 July 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Letter to Fiedler by A. Naslund.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fiedler, Leslie A.. Printed Materials, 1958-66. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two volumes containing "Nude Croquet", one in English and one in Slovak (Nahy Kroket, translated by Prelozila Gabriela Nova).

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest