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The Resource Edmund Wilson, the man in letters, edited and introduced by David Castronovo and Janet Groth

Edmund Wilson, the man in letters, edited and introduced by David Castronovo and Janet Groth

Label
Edmund Wilson, the man in letters
Title
Edmund Wilson, the man in letters
Statement of responsibility
edited and introduced by David Castronovo and Janet Groth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Among the major writers of the Hemingway and Fitzgerald generation, Edmund Wilson defied categorization. He wrote essays, stories and novels, cultural criticism, and contemporary chronicles, as well as journals and thousands of letters about the literary life and his own private world." "Here for the first time in print is Wilson's personal correspondence to his parents, lovers and wives, children, literary comrades, and friends from the different corners of his life. Various writers and thinkers - including Lionel Trilling, Cyril Connolly, and Isaiah Berlin - take their places alongside upstate New York neighbors in this gallery of letters that extends from the teens to the early 1970s. These letters complete the picture of Wilson the man, offering unguarded moments and flinty opinions that enrich our understanding of a complex and troubled personality. Four times married and many times in love; traveling through Depression America, the USSR, postwar Europe, the Middle East, and Haiti; and writing on a Balzacian scale, Wilson as a correspondent reveals the exhilaration and chaos of being himself." "Arranged by correspondent and moving through the phases of his career, Edmund Wilson, the Man in Letters constitutes an exemplary autobiography cum cultural history. The writing itself is vintage Wilson - a blending of classical and conversational styles that stands as part of the modern American canon and is filled with the emotions and tastes of a master."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1895-1972
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Edmund
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I6245
LC item number
Z48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Castronovo, David
  • Groth, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Edmund
  • Authors, American
  • Critics
Label
Edmund Wilson, the man in letters, edited and introduced by David Castronovo and Janet Groth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
47136492
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780821414200
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Edmund Wilson, the man in letters, edited and introduced by David Castronovo and Janet Groth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
47136492
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780821414200
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001036075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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