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date: 28 June 2022

Wilson, Edmundlocked

Wilson, Edmundlocked

  • Melissa KnoxMelissa KnoxUniversity of Duisburg-Essen

Summary

Edmund Wilson defined and interpreted Modernism, exploring and using theoretical material from Freud and Marx. Revolution, Americana, literature, sexuality, art, dance, and detective novels all fell under his penetrating, skeptical, and judgmental eye. He lived to write, his most recent biographer, Lewis M. Dabney, declaring that in the case of Edmund Wilson, “biography is literary history.”

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  • North American Literatures

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