The Devil and Daniel Silverman by Theodore Roszak

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Silverman is a gay Jewish writer from San Francisco, so broke he takes a speaking gig in a Fundamentalist college in northern Minnesota. He plans to take the money and run...until he's trapped by a blizzard and forced to defend all he believes in--sexual equality, human rights, cocktails, inter-marriage, fellatio, coffee--to evangelical Christian academics preparing for the apocalypse.
 

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Theodore Roszak was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 15, 1933. He received a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. in English history from Princeton University. He taught at Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, San Francisco State University, and California State University, Hayward. His only lengthy departure from academia was when he served as editor of Peace News in London during 1964 and 1965. His writings and social philosophy have been controversial since the publication of The Making of a Counter Culture in 1968. His other nonfiction works include Where the Wasteland Ends, Person/Planet, The Voice of the Earth, The Cult of Information, and Ecopsychology: Healing the Mind, Restoring the Earth. He also wrote several novels including Flicker, The Devil and Daniel Silverman, and Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein, which won the Tiptree Award. He died of cancer on July 5, 2011 at the age of 77.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Leapfrog Press. 334 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The narrative bogs down in lengthy arguments between Silverman and selected North Forkers, but it does have a fairly lively plot, which gets cracking when the desperate Danny, having survived a guided tour of “one of the largest demonological libraries in North America,” attempts escape, gets res...

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Daniel Silverman is a writer whose last success was nearly 20 years ago, when Analyzing Anna ("solid middle-brow exercises in mordant but good-humored social satire") spent one week at number 10 on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Alone in his room, Silverman wraps himself in a sheet and leaps around, imagining himself a grim angel of retribution bludgeoning the cruel matriarch of the college.

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