Fritz Leiber: Critical Essays

Edited by Benjamin Szumskyj, Published 2008 by McFarland & Campany

Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword by John Pelan
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Word and the Wild: The Problem of Civilization in the Works of Fritz Leiber - Robert H. Waugh
  • “Story-Telling Wonder-Questing, Mortal Me”: Some Thoughts on the Transformations of “The Pale Brown Thing” into Our Lady of Darkness - John Howard
  • But Time and Chance Happeneth to Them All: The Genesis and Applications of Fritz Leiber's Theory of Time - Justin Leiber
  • Death, Rebirth, and Existentialism in Fritz Leiber - Gary William Crawford
  • Thank God They're on Our Side (I Think): The Cat as Alien in Fritz Leiber's Fiction - Davide Mana
  • “Feed Me, Baby, Feed Me”: Beyond the Pleasure Principle in Fritz Leiber's “Girl with the Hungry Eyes” - John Langan
  • Science and Superstition: Fritz Leiber's Modernization of Gothic - S.T. Joshi
  • The Allure of the Eccentric in the Poetry and Fiction Of Fritz Leiber - Bruce Byfield
  • Power Plays: Explorations of Social Power in Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Adventures - S. C. Bryce
  • A Spectre Is Haunting Chicago: The Lovecraft-Leiberian Connection - Henrik Harksen
  • He Wrote in the Valley of the Shadow of Death: Deconstructing Gather, Darkness! - Benjamin Szumskyj
  • About the Contributors
  • Index

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