Fritz Leiber: Critical Essays
McFarland, 2008 - Literary Collections - 207 pages
This essay collection fills a critical gap by examining Fritz Leiber and his work from an academic perspective. Examined here are the role of civilization in Leiber's work; the evolution of Our Lady of Darkness; the concept of time; death, rebirth and existentialism; feline characters; sexual desire; his gothic and weird tales; eccentricity in Leiber's poems; the theme of power in the Fafhrd and Gray Mouser adventures; connecting threads, and important contrasts between Leiber and Lovecraft; and biblical influence.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Problem of Civilization
8 other sections not shown
Ace Books alien anima appears becomes believe Book of Lankhmar Byfield Castries characters civilization Conjure Wife Critical Study Cthulhu Mythos death Demons dream eccentric essay existential Fafhrd Fantasy Commentator 57-58 feline Franz Westen Freud Fritz Leiber Girl gods Gray Mouser Gummitch H. P. Lovecraft Haunting horror human Ilhilihis imagery Jarles Jonquil Joshi Jungian Justin Leiber Lady of Darkness Langley Searles later Leiber and Eyes Leiber's fiction literary Lovecraftian magic mask Midnight House mind modern Mouser Goes narrator Nehwon Norman novel Pale Brown Thing philosophy planet play poem protagonist psychological Quarmall Ramsey Campbell rats rebirth Rime Isle S. T. Joshi saga San Francisco science fiction Second Book seems sexual Smoke Ghost Snow Women Spider Stardock story Study of Fritz style suggests supernatural Swords of Lankhmar Tansy's Thanatos themes Tigerishka tion universe Wanderer weird tale wind witchcraft Witches Word writing York