Critic In Love: A Romantic Biography of Edmund Wilson
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Critic In Love: A Romantic Biography of Edmund Wilson

by David Castronovo, Janet Groth
     
 

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For half a century, Edmund Wilson played a major role in American letters. He also often acted as the playboy of its cultural and literary elite: Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, actress Mary Blair, writer Mary McCarthy, poet Léonie Adams, and journalist and screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt were among his numerous dalliances. Add Dorothy Parker, Louise Bogan,

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For half a century, Edmund Wilson played a major role in American letters. He also often acted as the playboy of its cultural and literary elite: Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, actress Mary Blair, writer Mary McCarthy, poet Léonie Adams, and journalist and screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt were among his numerous dalliances. Add Dorothy Parker, Louise Bogan, and Elinor Wylie as his drinking buddies, and it's easy to see why authors David Castronovo and Janet Groth turned a curious eye to the portly critic and his unlikely romantic successes. Each woman he came to know posed an alluring interpretive problem, an erotic or analytic challenge, a presence that fired his imagination. In the able hands of Castronovo and Groth, Wilson's Rabelaisian passions, ardors, and vulnerabilities — complicated by his ideas about love, sex, and marriage — become the ingredients of a story quite singular in modern American culture.

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ISBN-13:
9781593761530
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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