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Steven G. Kellman

Steven G. Kellman is a professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is author of The Translingual Imagination; The Plague: Fiction and Resistance; Loving Reading: Erotics of the Text; and The Self-Begetting Novel; and editor or co-editor of Switching Languages: Translingual Writers Reflect on Their Craft; UnderWords: Perspectives on Don DeLillo’s Underworld; Magill’s Literary Annual; Into the Tunnel: Reflections on Gass’s Novel; Leslie Fiedler and American Culture; Perspectives on Raging Bull; and Approaches to Teaching Camus’s The Plague, among other titles. He is a contributing writer to the San Antonio Current and the Texas Observer.


Spotting Leopards In Postwar America

Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945—1970. By Morris Dickstein. Harvard University Press. $15.95. The 1950's are the Midwest of American cultural history, the flyover flatlands slighted by critics in quest of mo [...]

Talking of Talk

Gossip. By Patricia Meyer Spacks. Knopf. $18. 95. When Australian actress Coral Browne encountered Guy Burgess in Moscow in 1958, seven years after his defection, he told her the only thing he missed about England was the gossip. Burgess clung fas [...]