Edmund Wilson: The Man in Letters (BOK)

Edmund Wilson

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Among the major writers of the Hemingway and Fitzgerald generation, Edmund Wilson defied categorization literary essays, stories and novels, cultural criticism, contemporary chronicles, as well as journals and thousands of letters about the literary life and his own intimate 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 Alfred Kazin. Vladamir Nabokov, and Isaiah Berlin - take their place with 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 an understanding of a complex and troubled personality. Four times married and many times in love, travelling through Depression America, the USSR, postwar Europe, the Mideast, and Haiti, writing on a Balzacian scale, Wilson as a correspondent reveals the exhiliration 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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2001 Forfatter Edmund Wilson
ISBN 9780821414200
Antall sider 369 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 23,5cm x 3cm
Vekt 771 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende David Castronovo, Janet Groth Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Autobiography: general