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

C0156

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA
Creator - cre:
Fiedler, Leslie A.
Title:
"Nude Croquet," Short Story by Leslie A. Fiedler with related material
Date:
1957
Call Number:
C0156
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
Location:
mss
Language:
English
Abstract:
Contains the autograph manuscript and typed manuscript of Leslie A. Fiedler's short story "Nude Croquet." Also included is a screenplay and an outline of action for a film version of the story.
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Biography/History

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.

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Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2008

Revision Description

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[Digital Version]

Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Drafts (preliminary versions)
  • Motion picture plays.
Subject(s)
  • American fiction -- 20th century.
  • Theater/Film
  • American literature

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Collection Inventory

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

19 pp.

Acquisition Information

AM20038

Fiedler, Leslie A. Typewritten Manuscript, 1917. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM20038

Scope and Contents

30 pp.

Fiedler, Leslie A. Screenplay, 1917. 5 folders.
Acquisition Information

AM20038

Scope and Contents

102 pp.

Fiedler, Leslie A. Outline of Action, 1917. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM20038

Scope and Contents

5 pp.

Correspondence, 1966 July 5. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM20038

Scope and Contents

Letter to Fiedler by A. Naslund.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Fiedler, Leslie A.
Fiedler, Leslie A. Printed Materials, 1958-66. 1 file.
Scope and Contents

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

Acquisition Information

AM20038