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Axel's Castle A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930

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ISBN-10: 1406753548

ISBN-13: 9781406753547

Edition: 2012

Authors: Edmund Wilson

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Wilson roamed the world and read widely in many languages. He was a journalist for leading literary periodicals: Vanity Fair, where he was briefly managing editor; The New Republic, where he was associate editor for five years; and the New Yorker, where he was book reviewer in the 1940s. These varied experiences were typical of Wilson's range of interests and ability. Eternally productive and endlessly readable, he conquered American literature in countless essays. If he is idiosyncratic and lacks a rigid mold, that probably contributes to his success as a literary critic, since he was not committed to interpretation in the straitjacket of some popular approach or dogma. His critical…