Leslie Fiedler: Ecstasy and Myth - The Irrationality of Literature (Reel 1 / Side 1)
This is a sample content policy.
This reel contains Leslie Fiedler speaking at the University of Denver. The exact date of the recording is unknown however as the lecture was part of the English Lecture Series it can be assumed the recording was done between 1961 and 1975. The content of the lecture primarily revolves around poetry and literature as mythos and/or logos (myth or reason). Additionally Fiedler spends a considerable amount of time discussing the novel and its importance despite a lack of perceived social value. He then uses pornography as a model for discussing the "legitimacy" of literature.Total run time: 59:52