Leslie Fiedler — American Critic born on March 08, 1917, died on January 29, 2003

Leslie Aaron Fiedler was an American literary critic, known for his interest in mythography and his championing of genre fiction. His work also involves application of psychological theories to American literature. His most cited work is Love and Death in the American Novel ... (wikipedia)

Of the female black authors, I really like Morrison's early books a lot. But she's really become so much a clone of Faulkner. He did it better.
I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.
Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry, often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray area between memoir and novel.
There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola.
I gave up writing blurbs because you make one friend and 200 enemies.