Edmund Wilson


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Noun1.Edmund Wilson - United States literary critic (1895-1972)
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Like other midcentury nonconformist writers who refused to accept the premises of American Empire--Robinson Jeffers, Edmund Wilson, Gore Vidal--he was vilified, and grew embittered.
When George Orwell died in 1950 at the age of 46, the literary critic Edmund Wilson found it symbolically appropriate.
Many essays deal with conditions in New York City and modern urban life; other essays address the ideas and writing of figures including Karl Mark, Edmund Wilson, Walter Benjamin, Franz Kafka, and Orhan Pamuk.
As edited for publication in 1941 by Edmund Wilson, Fitzgerald's tale of art and commerce, professional jealousy and love lost and found and lost comprises six draft chapters, a prospective synopsis of the back half of the novel and sundry notes, including the quote for which the novelist is perhaps most famous: "There are no second acts in American lives.
A somewhat less-known, more rarefied battle destroyed the once companionable relationship between the novelist Vladimir Nabokov and the eminent American man of letters Edmund Wilson.
CEO Edmund Wilson, said : "Sample management in the modern laboratory is driven by increasing efficiency demands.
White, Lillian Ross, Dorothy Parker, Edmund Wilson, John Cheever, and J.
Auden and Edmund Wilson, published such political dissidents as Vaclav Havel and Andrei Sakharov and featured some of the most influential essays of the past half-century, including Susan Sontag on photography and Joan Didion on the Central Park jogger assault of 1989.
In the days when the characters portrayed in Mad Men strode the streets of New York, freelance thinkers such as Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy loomed large in public debates, drawing on the world of ideas to illuminate everything from the Cold War to sex.
IN JANUARY 1945 the celebrated American critic Edmund Wilson delivered a devastating attack on Agatha Christie and her whodunnit-scribbling mates.
The famously volatile friendship between the Russian novelist Vladimir NaboKov and the literary critic Edmund Wilson is a good example of how things can turn sour.
Carraway suggests Hemingway, whom Fitzgerald had heard about from their mutual friend Edmund Wilson.