Edmund Wilson

Edmund Wilson

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This comprehensive biography of prolific critic, essayist, historian, and novelist Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) posits, quite successfully, that the subject lived a life as romantic and chaotic as his friend F. Scott Fitzgerald's. Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown and the tragic death of his second wife (he was married four times, among them, Mary McCarthy); had affairs with numerous beautiful women, including Edna St. Vincent Millay; and was friend to literary giants such as John Dos Passos, Vladimir Nabakov, and W.H. Auden.He planned to write a book which combined political discussion with descriptions of his travels.14 Wilsona#39;s book was similar in tone to Dos ... his history of mechanical disasters, Wilson actually thought of riding a motorcycle through Russia.

Title:Edmund Wilson
Author:Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher:Cooper Square Press - 2003-09-02


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