Books: Quick! Everybody Take Cover

WAITING FOR THE END by Leslie Fiedler. 256 pages. Stein & Day. $5.95.

Here comes Leslie Fiedler again, and as the U.S.'s angriest critic, he throws bombs. His biggest blockbuster so far was Love and Death in the American Novel, in which he declared among other things that the best U.S. fiction, from Huckleberry Finn to Hemingway and Faulkner, has shared a theme of repressed homosexuality. But in just four years the shock waves from that book have been absorbed: it already appears on required reading lists at U.S. universities. So now Fiedler returns to the attack.

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