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The Resource Critic in love : a romantic biography of Edmund Wilson, by David Castronovo and Janet Groth

Critic in love : a romantic biography of Edmund Wilson, by David Castronovo and Janet Groth

Label
Critic in love : a romantic biography of Edmund Wilson
Title
Critic in love
Title remainder
a romantic biography of Edmund Wilson
Statement of responsibility
by David Castronovo and Janet Groth
Title variation
Romantic biography of Edmund Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Edmund Wilson, critic, writer, and diarist extraordinaire, was a literary celebrity of enormous appetite. In his half century as a major force in American letters he not only knew everyone, he seemed to fall in love with most of them." "Who were they? Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay; actress Mary Blair; friends, writers, and drinking buddies Dorothy Parker, Louise Bogan, Dawn Powell, and Elinor Wylie; poet Leonie Adams; writer and intellectual Mary McCarthy; Mamaine Paget, later the wife of Arthur Koestler; and screenwriter and journalist Penelope Gilliatt to name only the best known. They appear here as complete portraits, personalities in their own right as well as in the roles they play in Wilson's romantic and sexual biography."
  • "Each woman he came to love was an alluring interpretative problem, an erotic and analytic challenge, a presence that fired his imagination. They came from the Greenwich Village of the 1920s, from his own upper middle class world of privilege, from New York's working class, from the high reaches of literary New York, and from the workaday world of Talcottville in upper New York State." "Wilson's Rabelaisian passions, ardors, and vulnerabilities, complicated by his ideas about love and sex, and marriage, are the ingredients of a story quite singular in modern American culture, wonderfully told in this portrait."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castronovo, David
Dewey number
818/.5209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I6245
LC item number
Z5857 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Groth, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Critics
  • Authors, American
  • Wilson, Edmund
Label
Critic in love : a romantic biography of Edmund Wilson, by David Castronovo and Janet Groth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Artists and bohemians -- Proletarians and the bourgeoisie -- The intellectual and the cosmopolitans -- Endings and beginnings -- The sum total : living and writing
Control code
60360355
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Isbn
9781593760502
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Critic in love : a romantic biography of Edmund Wilson, by David Castronovo and Janet Groth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Artists and bohemians -- Proletarians and the bourgeoisie -- The intellectual and the cosmopolitans -- Endings and beginnings -- The sum total : living and writing
Control code
60360355
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Isbn
9781593760502
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005012692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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