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This is an auction for AXEL'S CASTLE: A STUDY IN THE IMAGINATIVE LITERATURE OF 1870-1930 by Edmund Wilson.

Amazon.com reviews:

"Published in 1931, AXEL'S CASTLE was Edmund Wilson's first book of literary criticism - a landmark book that explores the evolution of the French Symbolist movement and considers its influence on six major twentieth-century writers: William Butler Yeats, Paul Valéry, T. S. Eliot, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein. As Alfred Kazin later wrote, "Wilson was an original, an extraordinary literary artist . . . He could turn any literary subject back into the personal drama it had been for the writer."

"Book of critical essays by Edmund Wilson, published in 1931. Subtitled "A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930," the book traced the origins of specific trends in contemporary literature, which, Wilson held, was largely concerned with Symbolism and its relationship to naturalism. Wilson followed his introductory essay on Symbolism with essays that trace the development of these trends in the works of W.B. Yeats, Paul Valery, T.S. Eliot, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Arthur Rimbaud and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam."
- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Penguin paperback 1993.

319 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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