Edmund Wilson

Standard Name: Wilson, Edmund,, 1895 - 1972


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Family and Intimate relationships Edna St Vincent Millay
Another married lover, James P. Lawyer , gave Millay up after his wife threatened suicide, but then took up for a while with her sister Kathleen , so that the pain of this affair was...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary McCarthy
Two years after her first divorce, MMC married Edmund Wilson , a renowned writer and critic.
Kiernan, Frances. Seeing Mary Plain. W.W. Norton & Company.
Fictionalization Edna St Vincent Millay
Both Millay's extraordinary life-story and her celebrity lifestyle drew malicious or demeaning attention in the press. Griffin Barry , an ex-lover, led the field with a piece in the New Yorker just before her opera...
Friends, Associates Mary McCarthy
MMC 's long-term friendships included those with Edmund Wilson (even after their divorce) and Hannah Arendt . She attracted notoriety for her falling-out with Lillian Hellman , a leading playwright who began to publish memoirs...
Literary responses Mary McCarthy
Edmund Wilson , who encouraged her to write the first story, thought the book marvelous . . . and recommended it to Vladimir Nabokov, whose own work Wilson championed when Nabokov came to the...
Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
Edmund Wilson disliked this work, apparently because the communist in it is just as ridiculous as the stockbroker, so that no authoritative, authorized, left-wing voice is supplied.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House.
But its success was stunning.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House.
Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
The New York Times drama critic called it this bitterly ironic little fantasy . . . . the most beautiful and most interesting play in the English language now to be seen in New York...
Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
The premiere was a resounding success. Elinor Wylie wrote a laudatory review and Edmund Wilson judged it one of the year's only two culturally interesting events. The New Yorker called it America's most successful opera...
Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
Thomas Hardy (as reported by Elinor Wylie ) is believed to have said her poems were one of the only two great things in the United States, the other being the skyscraper.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House.
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Literary responses Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edmund Wilson called the Holmes stories literature on a humble but not ignoble level . . . by virtue of imagination and style.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Raymond Chandler thought Holmes was mostly an attitude and a few dozen...
Publishing Edna St Vincent Millay
ESVM was a European correspondent for Vanity Fair, which had Edmund Wilson and John Peale Bishop on its editorial staff, and had been a venue for her poetry since July 1920.
Brittin, Norman A., editor. Edna St. Vincent Millay. Twayne Publishers, Inc.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House.
185, 200
Textual Production Mary McCarthy
MMC plunged into controversy once more with her novel A Charmed Life, which depicts the residents of a small New England town which was instantly identified with Wellfleet on Cape Cod, where she...
Textual Production Carson McCullers
Among mostly laudatory reviews, one by Edmund Wilson stood out as negtive.
Dews, Carlos L., and Carson McCullers. “Chronology and Notes”. Complete Novels, Library of America, Literary Classics of the United States, pp. 807-27.
After this publication, for fifteen years, CMC was too ill and depressed to write much.
Borne Back Daily. http://borneback.com/ .
24 May 2016
Textual Production Valentine Ackland
From the mid-1930s until the mid-1940s, Ackland published many of her early poems in the New Republic, New Masses, and The New Yorker. At that time Edmund Wilson , among others, appreciated...
Textual Production James Joyce
Preparing a defence against the allegations, Joyce's lawyer, Morris L. Ernst , obtained hundreds of written opinions from educators, librarians, writers, clergy, and business people. Among those quoted in Ernst's court brief were Rebecca West


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