Edmund Wilson Life and Works

Edmund Wilson Life and Works

 

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972)

Wilson was born in New Jersey on 8rth May 1895. He was educated from Princeton University in 1916. After serving in the First World War, he turned to journalism and held various journalistic posts including the managing editor of ‘Vanity Fair’ during 1920-21, associate editor of ‘The New Republic’ from 1926 to 1931 and book reviewer of ‘The New Yorker’ from 1944 to 1948. He is best known as a literary critic.

Works

1. Axel’s Castle (1931)
2. The American Jitters (1932)
3. Travels in Two Democracies (1936)
4. The American Earthquake (1958)
5. The Triple Thinkers (1938)
6. The Wound and the Bow (1941)
7. To The Finland Station (1940)
8. The Boys in the Back Room (1941)
9. The Shock of Recognition (1943)
10. Europe Without Baedeker (1941)
11. Classics and Commercials (1950)
12. The Shores of Light (1952)
13. The Bit Between My Teeth (1965)
14. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea (1955)
15. Red, Black, Blond and Olive (1956)
16. A Piece of My Mind (1956)
17. Apologies to the Iroquois (1960)
18. Patriotic Gore (1962)
19.The Cold War and the Income Tax (1963),
20. O Canada (1965)
21. A Window on Russia (1972)
22. The Devils and Canon Barham (1973)
23. The Twenties (1975)

Poetry

1. Undertaker’s Garland (1922)
2. Poets, Farewell! (1929)
3. Note-Books of Night (1942)
4. Night Thoughts (1961)

Fiction

1. I Thought of Daisy (1929)
2. Memoirs of Hecate County (1946)

Plays
1. Discordant Encounters (1926)
2. This Room and This Gin and These Sandwiches (1937)
3. The Little Blue Light (1950)
4. The Duke of Plaermo (1969)

Other Works
1. A Prelude (1967)
2. Upstate (1971)
3. Letters on Literature and Politics (1977)
4. The Nobokov Wilson Letters (1979)

Essays on
1. Hemingway
2. Henry James
3. Edith Wharton