"A Parody of Martyrdom": The Rosenbergs, Cold War Theology, and Robert Coover's The Public Burning

Hite, Molly
September 1993
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall93, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p85
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on Leslie Fiedler's retrospective justification of the United States government's execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for conspiracy to commit espionage. Robert Coover's novel `The Public Burning' which both literalizes and exaggerates the ideological shift that Fiedler's comment represents; Theology in `The Public Burning'; Richard Nixon and the Rosenbergs.


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