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Author Douglas, George H., 1934- author.

Title Edmund Wilson's America / George H. Douglas
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1983]


Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents The man and his world -- The new wilderness -- Women of the twenties -- The crumbling moral order -- Two ailing democracies -- Back to the native ground -- The world of Hecate County -- Our national wound -- The decadence of the democratic state -- The democratic man of letters -- Upstate
Summary When Edmund Wilson died in 1972 he was widely acclaimed as one of America's great literary critics. But it was often forgotten by many of his admirers that he was also a brilliant and penetrating critic of American life. In a literary career spanning half a century, Wilson commented on nearly every aspect of the American experience, and he produced a body of work on the subject that rivals those of Tocqueville and Henry Adams. In this book, George H. Douglas has distilled the essence from Wilson's many writings on America. An active reporter and journalist as much as a scholar, Wilson ranged fr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 -- Knowledge -- United States
Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
National characteristics, American, in literature
United States -- Civilization.
America -- In literature
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813159232