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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alan H. Friedman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Alan H. Friedman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Alan Freidman lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alan H. Friedman, whose honors include a National Book Awardnomination for fiction and a National Grand Prize for poetry,is the author of ''The Turn of The Novel'' as well as of numerous short stories, poems, critical articles, and book reviews. He now lives in Escondido, California.

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Titles At Your Library

The Turn of the Novel

Oxford University Press. 1966

The Turn of the Novel

ISBN: 0595213316

iUniverse. 2002

Androgyny is destiny. "Miss, you're also a boy!" a gynecologistharrumphs in Hermaphrodeity, a grand comedy of gendersurprises. Boy or girl--choose one. Millie or Willie. Thislegendary autobiography of M. W. Niemann earned nomination forthe National Book Award. It's a comic epic of sex, a subversivesaga of love. The mythic author's double-trouble organs--femaleand male both--inspire a battle, inch by inch, from sensitivegirlhood to tough punk in a boys gang, from geeky Harvard Man toalluring mistress of scientists and scions, from underagephysicist to stone age archaeologist, from father-motherhoodto fertility goddess, from hunted freedom fighter to visionarytycoon, from infamous prisoner accused of celebratedwinner of the Nobel Prize in Poetry. These are the tabooconfessions of a literary titan, a poet who pursued science,politics, and wealth. Even Divinity. Brilliant and learned,Hermaphrodeity romps through the disputed geography of sexuntil Millie/Willie, embodying the life force, plumbs theultimate secret of manwomankind.

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