Leonard Kriegel: Known for Scholarly and Popular Writings

From a New York Times obit by Margalit Fox headlined “Leonard Kriegel, 89, Dies; Wrote Unflinchingly About His Disability”:

Leonard Kriegel, an American memoirist and essayist whose work blazed with rage at the loss of the use of his legs to polio, died in Manhattan.

An academic and literary critic who taught for many years at the City College of New York, Mr. Kriegel was known for scholarly and popular writings that examined large historical phenomena (the struggles of the labor movement, the social construction of masculinity, the treatment of disabled people) at the level of the individual life — often his own.