The Fifties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period

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This is the highly acclaimed fourth volume in the series that began with The Twenties and it is complimented with photographs and journal excerpts of some of the most interesting characters of the decade.

The highly acclaimed fourth volume in the series that began with The Twenties, "contains some fine brief intellectual portraiture--of Cyril Connolly, T.S. Eliot, Isiah Berlin, Andra Maraus, W.H....

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Overview

This is the highly acclaimed fourth volume in the series that began with The Twenties and it is complimented with photographs and journal excerpts of some of the most interesting characters of the decade.

The highly acclaimed fourth volume in the series that began with The Twenties, "contains some fine brief intellectual portraiture--of Cyril Connolly, T.S. Eliot, Isiah Berlin, Andra Maraus, W.H. Auden.

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Editorial Reviews

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This journal often mentions the fatigue of a man in late middle age, yet Wilson's innate enthusiasm for life more often triumphs. Recorded along with increasingly complicated family matters are his frequent travels and his research on subjects ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls to American Indian lore and Civil War literature. As usual, his frank appraisals of acquaintanceshere including Andre Malraux, W. H. Auden, and Max Beerbohmare fascinating. Edel's helpful notes expand the entries, as they have in his three previous volumes of Wilson's private writings. Readers of modern cultural history will want to peruse these musings of a distinguished American intellectual. Starr E. Smith, Georgetown Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374520663
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 11/28/1987
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 712
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was a novelist, memoirist, playwright, journalist, poet, and editor but it is as a literary critic that he is most highly regarded.

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