Frank Kermode, 15 September 1983
Show More The Forties: From the Notebooks and Diaries of the Period by Edmund Wilson, edited and introduced by Leon Edel.
Macmillan, 369 pp., £14.95, August 1983, 0 333 21212 6Show More
The Portable Edmund Wilson edited by Lewis Dabney.
Penguin, 647 pp., £3.95, May 1983, 0 14 015098 6Show More
To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson.
Macmillan, 487 pp., £5.95, September 1983, 0 333 35143 6Show More
“... Lewis Dabney, editor of the Portable Edmund Wilson, makes the slightly surprising claim that Wilson’s ‘reputation continues to grow’. I had supposed that it was, at least temporarily, in abeyance, and for reasons that Wilson would have easily understood. Mr Dabney remarks that Wilson’s work ‘reminds students of literature and history of their heritage from a time when these were the joint concerns of educated men rather than separated fields in the academy ...”