Title EDMUND WILSON: A STUDY OF LITERARY VOCATION IN OUR TIME.
Publisher University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1966, second printing.
Seller ID 20292
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This first book-length intellectual biography and assessment of the career of Edmund Wilson not only is revealing about one of our most eminent men of letters but also a contribution to our literary and cultural history....Literary critic, social reporter, travel writer, poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, chronicler and historican - (Wilson) perhaps is the last of the great professionals, the genuine 'litterateurs'. Sherm an Paul traces Wilson's life, work, and role in the three cultural phases of recent American history: 1912-29, the 1930's, and the 1940's to the present time....Paul reveals what and who influenced Wilson and vice versa....He also extracts t h e e n d u ring themes from Wilson's works, such as his feeling for human motivation and the common good, his moral touchstone of decency, his psychological approach to history, his notion of creativity and the individual, and his long, but rec e nt ly b i tt er l ov e affair with the United States....Edmund Wilson is an important and interesting figure in our literary history. Since his work in many ways reflects the consciousness of his and our generation, it can be read, as it is her e, bo th bio gr aph ica lly an d historically." Light to moderate browning to endpapers - heavy at inside hinges, minor browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to top of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate to heavy brow nin g, v ery sma ll clos ed t ear, min or edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good-