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Siegel, Lee 1945-

Works: 23 works in 146 publications in 4 languages and 6,314 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Poetry  Documentary television programs  Romance fiction  Nonfiction television programs  Literature 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 823.912
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Publications about Lee Siegel
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Most widely held works by Lee Siegel
Love and the incredibly old man : a novel by Lee Siegel( file )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,669 libraries worldwide
Summoned with cold hard cash and a pinch of flattery, a professor and novelist named Lee Siegel finds himself in Eagle Springs, Florida, attempting to give form to the life of the man who, contrary to popular and historical opinion, did indeed find the Fountain of Youth
Who wrote the book of love? by Lee Siegel( file )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,526 libraries worldwide
"Who Wrote the Book of Love? is novelist Lee Siegel's comedic chronicle of the sexual life of an American boy in Southern California in the 1950s. Starting at the beginning of the decade, in the year that Stalin announced that the Soviet Union had developed an atomic bomb, the book opens with a child's first memory of himself. Closing at the end of the decade, when Pat Boone's guide to dating, Twixst Twelve and Twenty, topped the bestseller list, the book culminates just moments before the boy experiences for the first time what he had learned from a book read to him by his mother was called "coitus or sexual intercourse or sometimes, less formally, just making love." Between the initial overwhelmingly erotic recollection and the final climactic moment, all is sex - beguiling and intractable, naughty and sweet. Who Wrote the Book of Love? is about the subversive sexual imaginations of children. And, as such, it is about the origins of love." "Vignettes from the author's childhood provide the material for the construction of what is at once comic fiction, imaginative historical reportage, and an ironically nostalgic confession. The book evokes the tone and tempo of a decade during which America was blatantly happy, wholesome, and confident, and yet, at the same time, deeply fearful of communism and nuclear holocaust. Siegel recounts both the cheer and the paranoia of the period and the ways in which those sentiments informed wondering about sex and falling in love."--BOOK JACKET
Love in a dead language : a romance by Lee Siegel( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
A California professor translating the Kamasutra seduces a student to gain practical experience. The girl is not even an Indian, but a Californian of Hindu extraction and on his return from India, where he baited her with a field trip, the prof lands in hot water
Net of magic : wonders and deceptions in India by Lee Siegel( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Laughing matters : comic tradition in India by Lee Siegel( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Love and other games of chance : a novelty by Lee Siegel( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Circus performer, entertainer, and world traveler Isaac Schlossberg shares his experiences as the son of Jewish immigrants, a sideshow performer, carnie, stage and movie actor, and lover
Sacred and profane dimensions of love in Indian traditions, as exemplified in the Gītagovinda of Jayadeva by Lee Siegel( Book )
21 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and Sanskrit and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Fires of love--waters of peace : passion and renunciation in Indian culture by Lee Siegel( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
City of dreadful night : a tale of horror and the macabre in India by Lee Siegel( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
A novel of horror and the macabre in India, featuring an American scholar. With the help of a vagrant storyteller he discovers reincarnation, magical transformation, flesh-eating demons and vampires. Lots of stories within stories. By the author of Net of Magic
Gītagovinda : love songs of Rādhā and Krsna by Jayadeva( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Sanskrit and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Trance-migrations : stories of India, tales of hypnosis by Lee Siegel( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Walter Benjamin : the story of a friendship by Gershom Scholem( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
"Gershom Scholem is celebrated as the twentieth century's most profound student of the Jewish mystical tradition; Walter Benjamin, as a master thinker whose extraordinary essays mix the revolutionary, the revelatory, and the esoteric. Scholem was a precocious teenager when he met Benjamin, who became his close friend and intellectual mentor. His account of that relationship - which was to remain crucial for both men - is both a celebration of his friend's genius and a lament for the personal and intellectual self-destructiveness that culminated in Benjamin's suicide in 1940." "Walter Benjamin: The Story of a Friendship is an absorbing memoir with the complication of character and motive of a novel. As Scholem revisits the passionate engagements over Marxism and Kabbala, Europe and Palestine that he shared with Benjamin, it is as if he sought to summon up his lost friend's spirit again, to have the last word in the argument that might have saved his life."--Jacket
Dream-symbolism in the s̄rāmaṇic tradition : two psychoanalytical studies in Jinist & Buddhist dream legends by Jagdish P Sharma( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Vivisections by Lee Siegel( Book )
3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Secrets of sex : the Kama Sutra ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Examines the ancient Hindu text on human sexuality
L'amour dans une langue morte by Lee Siegel( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Leopold Roth, spécialiste d'études asiatiques, a été tué à coups de dictionnaire sanskrit-anglais. L'enquête n'aboutit pas, mais Anang Saighal, assistant du professeur, se plonge dans un manuscrit qu'il a laissé. Il y évoque pêle-mêle sa vie privée, sa relation passionnée avec Lalita Gupta, jeune étudiante indienne, sa traduction du Kâmasûtra
Ölü bir dilde aşk =bLove in a dead language by Lee Siegel( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Turkish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The lost girl by D. H Lawrence( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"The Lost Girl tells the story of Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a draper in the industrial Midlands, who meets a penniless young Italian in a touring variety act and, responding to his dark, animal nature, gradually, almost reluctantly, falls in love with him. Finally, she abandons her provincial security, they marry impulsively, and he returns to Italy with her to live in a bleak mountain village. The novel is thematically close to Lady Chatterley's Lover, promoting, as that book does, the idea that human intelligence has no value when it is cut off from the sensual life" -- book cover
Trance-Migrations: Stories of India by Lee Siegel( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Perversions of the paradigm : satires of Buddhist monks in Sanskrit literature by Lee Siegel( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lee Siegel (professor and novelist) Amerikaans romanschrijver
English (139)
Sanskrit (2)
Turkish (1)
French (1)
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