The Forties: From Notebooks & Diaries Of The Period

Overview

Edmund Wilson turned forty-five in 1940, and this volume shows the extent to which he was reappraising his life in the decade to follow - saying goodbye to the drifting of the 1920s and the Marxism of the 1930s.

"This is the 3rd volume of Edmund Wilson's notebooks and diaries to be published. We can see the beginnings of the masterly work of Wilson's later years, the studies of the American literary and past on which his reputation will surely rest."--Washington

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Overview

Edmund Wilson turned forty-five in 1940, and this volume shows the extent to which he was reappraising his life in the decade to follow - saying goodbye to the drifting of the 1920s and the Marxism of the 1930s.

"This is the 3rd volume of Edmund Wilson's notebooks and diaries to be published. We can see the beginnings of the masterly work of Wilson's later years, the studies of the American literary and past on which his reputation will surely rest."--Washington

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374518356
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 4/1/1984
  • Pages: 397
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.92 (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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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword ix
Edmund Wilson in Middle Age xiii
Chronology xxvii
The Forties
1940-1946
Notes for The Wound and the Bow 3
Notes for a Novel 10
Gull Pond, 1942 26
Wilmington 31
Thoughts, 1943-1944 39
Italy, 1945 49
Visit to Santayana 56
Trip to Milan 68
Rome 74
London, 1945 106
Italy Again 113
Greece 130
Return to Italy 146
The Cape and New York, 1945-1946 158
1946-1949
Charlottesville, 1946 167
Cape Cod 173
Reno, Minden, Carson City 178
Virginia City and Tahoe 186
West Coast 193
Back East 202
Berkshire Festival, 1947 208
Wellfleet, 1947 212
Katy Dos Passos 216
Trip to Zuni 226
Wellfleet, 1948 269
Tanglewood, 1948 275
Visit to Edna Millay 284
Wellfleet and Stamford, 1949 294
Tanglewood, 1949 309
Haiti, 1949 315
Index 357
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