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Edmund Wilson
Author: Lewis M. Dabney

ISBN: 9780691608471
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28 September 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7 x 1.65
Description:


Edmund Wilson helped shape American letters from the early 1920's through the mid-'60s. He remains a presence in our literary culture, and his accounts of art and society have influenced a younger generation of readers and thinkers. This vibrant collection emerges from symposiums held at the Mercantile Library and at Princeton University in 1995, Wilson's centennial year. At these occasions, prominent critics, literary journalists, and historians aired a variety of points of view about his work and personality. Assembled and edited by Lewis Dabney, this book shows new intellectual voices interacting with veterans who knew Wilson and his times.

In the first part, Morris Dickstein, Jason Epstein, Barbara Epstein, David Bromwich, Jed Perl, and Mark Krupnick comment on Wilson's development as a critic, his faith in reason and his personal romanticism, his version of modernism and eclectic interest in the arts, as well as the sources of his later writing about Judaism. In the second section, a reading of the journals fromThe Twenties to The Sixties by Neale Reinitz and a chapter from Dabney's biography-in-progress ...

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