Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1958.
Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was a novelist, memoirist, playwright, journalist, poet, and editor but it is as a literary critic that he is most highly regarded.
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Substance: Highly personal essays, tied to biographical events, of an almost archetypal "literary leftist liberal" from the early 20th century. Fascinating for the insight into the world-view of the species.
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