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Wilson, Edmund 1895-1972

Works: 771 works in 3,637 publications in 10 languages and 103,277 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographies  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Diaries  Literature  Autobiographies  Poetry  Personal correspondence 
Subject Headings: Critics  Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Librettist, Other, Publisher, Composer, Creator, Contributor, Commentator, Dedicator
Classifications: PS3545.I6245, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edmund Wilson
Axel's castle; a study in the imaginative literature of 1870-1930 by Edmund Wilson( Book )

163 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standaardwerk over o.a. schrijvers als Proust, Rimbaud en G. Stein
To the Finland station; a study in the writing and acting of history by Edmund Wilson( Book )

98 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of revolutionary thought and the birth of socialism, from the French Revolution and the 1824 rediscovery by Jules Michelet of the ideas of Italian political philosopher Giovanni Vico about the perfectibility of man, through the 19th-century collaboration of Marx and Engels, to the 1917 arrival of Vladimir Lenin at Finland Station, Saint Petersburg, to lead the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution.--Adapted from Wikipedia
Patriotic gore; studies in the literature of the American Civil War by Edmund Wilson( Book )

75 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom's cabin, the Battle hymn of the Republic, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Frederick L. Olmstead; Mary Chesnut, John S. Mosby, Robert E. Lee, Alexander H. Stephens, Sidney Lanier, Albion W. Tourgee, George W. Cable, Kate Chopin, Thomas Nelson Page, Ambrose Bierce, and Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, among others
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson( Book )

131 editions published between 4 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hecate is the Greek goddess of sorcery, and Edmund Wilson's Hecate County is the bewitched center of the American Dream, a sleepy bedroom community where drinks flow endlessly and sexual fantasies fill the air. Memoirs of Hecate County, Wilson's favorite among his many books, is a set of interlinked stories combining the supernatural and the satirical, astute social observation and unusual personal detail. But the heart of the book, "The Princess with the Golden Hair," is a starkly realistic novella about New York City, its dance halls and speakeasies and slums. So sexually frank that for years Wilson's book was suppressed, this story is one of the great lost works of twentieth-century American literature: an astringent, comic, ultimately devastating exploration of lust and love, how they do and do not overlap
The wound and the bow : seven studies in literature by Edmund Wilson( Book )

107 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wound and the Bow collects seven wonderful essays on the delicate theme of the relation between art and suffering by the legendary literary and social critic, Edmund Wilson (1885-1972). This welcome re-issue - one of several for this title - testifies to the value publishers put on it and to a reluctance among them ever to let it stay out of print for very long. The subjects Wilson treats - Dickens and Kipling, Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway, Joyce and Sophocles, and perhaps most surprising, Jacques Casanova - reveal the range and dexterity of his interests, his historical grasp, his learning, and his intellectual curiosity. Wilson's essays did not give rise to a new body of literary theory nor to a new school of literary criticism. Rather, he animated or reanimated the reputations of the artists he treated and furthered the quest for the sources of their literary artistry and craftsmanship
Sartre : a collection of critical essays by Edith Kern( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a key to evaluation and appreciation of Jean-Paul Sartre's writings and of the basic precepts of Existentialism
The shores of light : a literary chronicle of the twenties and thirties by Edmund Wilson( Book )

58 editions published between 1952 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of a nine-year-old Jewish girl and her family in the early 1930's as they travel from Germany to England
The triple thinkers : twelve essays on literary subjects by Edmund Wilson( Book )

76 editions published between 1938 and 1977 in English and French and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dead Sea scrolls, 1947-1969 by Edmund Wilson( Book )

56 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scrolls challenge a variety of rooted traditions and religious ideas, particularly about the origins of Christianity
The scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson( Book )

80 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young Bedouin goatherd who found some dark oblong objects, which turned out to be a series of scrolls
Apologies to the Iroquois by Edmund Wilson( Book )

62 editions published between 1949 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the material in this book appeared in the "New Yorker" in somewhat different form
The American earthquake; a documentary of the twenties and thirties by Edmund Wilson( Book )

53 editions published between 1958 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics and commercials: a literary chronicle of the forties by Edmund Wilson( Book )

56 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archibald MacLeish and the word -- Van Wyck Brooks's second phase -- The boys in the back room: James M. Cain ; n O'Hara ; William Saroyan ; Hans Otto Storm ; John Steinbeck ; Facing the Pacific -- Max Eastman in 1941 -- T.K. Whipple -- The antrobuses and the earwickers -- Alexander Woollcott of the phalanx -- The poetry of Angelica Balabanoff -- Mr. Joseph E. Davies as a stylist -- Thoughts on being bibliographed -- Through the embassy window: Harold Nicolson -- Kay Boyle and the Saturday Evening Post -- The life and times of John Barrymore -- Never apologize, never explain": the art of Evelyn Waugh -- John Mulholland and the art of illusion -- What became of Louis Bromfield -- J. Dover Wilson on Falstaff -- A toast and a tear for Dorothy Parker -- A treatise on tales of horror -- A guide to Finnegans wake -- A novel by Salvador Dali -- A long talk about Jane Austen -- "You can't do this to me!" shrilled Celia -- Aldous Huxley in the world beyond time -- Vladimir Nabokov on Gogol -- Katherine Anne Porter -- A picture to hang in the library: Brooks's Age of Irving -- Why do people read detective stories? -- Bernard Shaw on the training of a statesman -- Reexamining Dr. Johnson -- Leonid Leonov: the sophistication of a formula -- Who cares who killed Roger Ackroyd? -- "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"--Glenway Wescott's war work -- A cry from the unquiet grave -- Tales of the marvellous and the ridiculous -- Thackeray's letters: a Victorian document -- Splendors and miseries of Evelyn Waugh -- George Saintsbury's centenary -- Ambushing a best-seller -- The apotheosis of Somerset Maugham -- William Saroyan and his darling old Providence -- Oscar Wilde: One must always seek what is most tragic -- George Grosz in the United States -- An old friend of the family: Thackery -- Gilbert without Sullivan -- George Saintsbury: gourmet and glutton -- Books of etiquette and Emily Post -- A dissenting opinion on Kafka -- Jean-Paul Sartre: the novelist and the existentialist -- The musical glasses of Peacock -- Edith Wharton: a memoir by an English friend -- The sanctity of Baudelaire -- Van Wyck Brooks on the Civil War period -- An analysis of Max Beerbohm -- The original of Tolstoy's Natasha -- The most unhappy man on Earth -- William Faulkner's reply to the civil-rights program -- In memory of Octave Mirbeau -- A reivival of Ronald Firbank -- Paul Rosenfedl: three phases
The last tycoon : an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

56 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel about a Hollywood producer who finds himself not only struggling to find love and success in a world of cut-throats, but who is in the ultimate struggle for his own life. The Last Tycoon is Fitzgerald's final work, a novel he was working on at the time of his death. The novel was published after editing by fellow writer and friend, Edmund Wilson, with the aid of Fitzgerald's notes and outlines. The novel was intended to be as compact and tightly constructed as The Great Gatsby, with a subject matter deeper and more complex than Gatsby. Fitzgerald was well on the way of accomplishing this goal. The Last Tycoon remains a testament to Fitzgerald's literary genius
In our time; stories by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 1958 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories in the laconic style of a news reporter
The bit between my teeth : a literary chronicle of 1950-1965 by Edmund Wilson( Book )

42 editions published between 1939 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, with its companion volumes "The shores of light" and "Classics and commercials", provides a chronicle of the literary world in America and Europe from the twenties to the present
A window on Russia : for the use of foreign readers by Edmund Wilson( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes from the forties.--Russian language.--Pushkin.--Tyutchev--Gogol: the demon in the overgrown garden.--Seeing Chekhov plain.--Turgenev and the life-giving drop.--Sukhovo-Kobylin: "Who killed the French woman?"--Notes on Tolstoy.--Notes on Pushkin.--A little museum of Russian language.--The strange case of Pushkin and Nabokov.--Svetlana and her sisters.--Solzhenitsyn
The crack-up by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

36 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A New directions book."
Upstate; records and recollections of northern New York by Edmund Wilson( Book )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Wilson, son of Edmund Wilson, was born in 1895 in Red Bank, New Jersey. He married Mary McCarthy
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Patriotic gore; studies in the literature of the American Civil WarAmerican poetry : the twentieth centuryMemoirs of Hecate CountyThe wound and the bow : seven studies in literatureThe triple thinkers : twelve essays on literary subjectsThe Dead Sea scrolls, 1947-1969Classics and commercials: a literary chronicle of the fortiesThe last tycoon : an unfinished novel
Alternative Names
Edmund Wilson americký spisovatel

Edmund Wilson Amerikaans journalist

Edmund Wilson amerykański pisarz i krytyk literacki

Edmund Wilson critico letterario, giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Edmund Wilson critique, essayiste, journaliste, romancier et dramaturge

Edmund Wilson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Literaturkritiker

Uilson, Ėdmund 1895-1972

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Wilson, E.J.N.

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Wilson, Edmund 1895-1972

Wilson, Edward J. N.

Wilson, Ted

Wilsūn, Idmūnd

Вильсон, Эдмунд 1895-1972

Уилсон, Эдмунд американский писатель и критик

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וילסון, אדמונד 1895־1972

إدموند ولسون، 1895-1972

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ادموند ویلسون ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و شاعر آمریکایی

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