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Siegel, Lee 1945-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 149 publications in 4 languages and 6,304 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Action and adventure fiction  Poetry  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PS3569.I377, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lee Siegel
Love and the incredibly old man : a novel by Lee Siegel( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member 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( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member 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 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laughing matters : comic tradition in India by Lee Siegel( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and other games of chance : a novelty by Lee Siegel( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and Sanskrit and held by 328 WorldCat member 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 311 WorldCat member 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 289 WorldCat member 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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trance-migrations : stories of India, tales of hypnosis by Lee Siegel( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member 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 136 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivisections by Lee Siegel( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a dead language : being the Kamasutra of Guru Vatsyayana Mallanaga as translated and interpreted by Professor Leopold Roth, with a foreword and annotation by Anang Saighal, following the commentary of Pandit Pralayananga Lilaraja : a romance by Lee Siegel( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By inventing a bogus summer study abroad program, the professor is able to abduct Lalita to the land of her ancestors. After an emotionally tumultuous summer, Roth returns home only to be suspended from teaching, left by his wife, and beaten to death with a Sanskrit dictionary. Roth's murder leaves the completion of his translation to graduate student Anang Saighal. The voices of Saighal, Roth, Professor Lee Siegel, Vatsyayana (author of the Kamasutra), with a chorus of other victims and celebrants of sexual desire, constitute an outrageous operatic portrayal of romantic love
Secrets of sex : the Kama Sutra( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trance-Migrations: Stories of India by Lee Siegel( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Who wrote the book of love?
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Who wrote the book of love?Love in a dead language : a romanceNet of magic : wonders and deceptions in IndiaLaughing matters : comic tradition in IndiaLove and other games of chance : a noveltyCity of dreadful night : a tale of horror and the macabre in IndiaGītagovinda : love songs of Rādhā and KrsnaWalter Benjamin : the story of a friendshipLove in a dead language : being the Kamasutra of Guru Vatsyayana Mallanaga as translated and interpreted by Professor Leopold Roth, with a foreword and annotation by Anang Saighal, following the commentary of Pandit Pralayananga Lilaraja : a romance
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Lee Siegel novelista estadounidense

Lee Siegel (professor and novelist) Amerikaans romanschrijver

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