The Triple Thinkers

The Triple Thinkers: Twelve Essays on Literary Subjects contains some of Edmund Wilson's most significant and brilliant writings on topics and authors ranging from Pushkin, A. E. Housman, Flaubert, Henry James, Marxism, poetry and more.

The Triple Thinkers

The Triple Thinkers: Twelve Essays on Literary Subjects contains some of Edmund Wilson's most significant and brilliant writings on topics and authors ranging from Pushkin, A. E. Housman, Flaubert, Henry James, Marxism, poetry and more.

The Triple Thinkers

The Triple Thinkers


The triple thinkers

The triple thinkers


Edmund Wilson Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s 40s LOA 177

A second volume of a two-part collection of essays and reviews by the esteemed literary critic features pieces from the 1930s and 1940s, including The Triple Thinkers, The Wound and the Bow, and Classics and Commercials. 10,000 first ...

Edmund Wilson  Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s   40s  LOA  177

A second volume of a two-part collection of essays and reviews by the esteemed literary critic features pieces from the 1930s and 1940s, including The Triple Thinkers, The Wound and the Bow, and Classics and Commercials. 10,000 first printing.

Ghost Stories

Wilson's theory had its opponents ( most 7 Revised and reprinted in Wilson's The Triple Thinkers , London 1938 , where Wilson admitted greater ambiguity in the story than he had earlier argued . He modified his views again in a ...

Ghost Stories

Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. This edition includes all ten of his tales in this genre.

Edmund Wilson

Wilson, The Triple Thinkers, pp. 87; 159; Letters from John Jay Chap— man to Wilson, May 18, 1929 and September 29, 1931, Yale. Even in the revised edition Wilson gives the wrong birth and death dates for Flaubert and says the old farm ...

Edmund Wilson

This comprehensive biography of prolific critic, essayist, historian, and novelist Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) posits, quite successfully, that the subject lived a life as romantic and chaotic as his friend F. Scott Fitzgerald's. Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown and the tragic death of his second wife (he was married four times, among them, Mary McCarthy); had affairs with numerous beautiful women, including Edna St. Vincent Millay; and was friend to literary giants such as John Dos Passos, Vladimir Nabakov, and W.H. Auden.

The Unexamined Orwell

The animating idea of one of Wilson's critical studies, which Howe much admired, could serve as an alternate title for this chapter: “the triple thinker.” I mean it to apply here both in the sense of Howe's immersion in and mastery of ...

The Unexamined Orwell

The year 1984 is just a memory, but the catchwords of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four still routinely pepper public discussions of topics ranging from government surveillance and privacy invasion to language corruption and bureaucratese. Orwell's work pervades the cultural imagination, while others of his literary generation are long forgotten. Exploring this astonishing afterlife has become the scholarly vocation of John Rodden, who is now the leading authority on the reception, impact, and reinvention of George Orwell—the man and writer—as well as of "Orwell" the cultural icon and historical talisman. In The Unexamined Orwell, Rodden delves into dimensions of Orwell's life and legacy that have escaped the critical glare. Rodden discusses how several leading American intellectuals have earned the title of Orwell's "successor," including Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Irving Howe, Christopher Hitchens, and John Lukacs. He then turns to Germany and focuses on the role and relevance of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the now-defunct communist nation of East Germany. Rodden also addresses myths that have grown up around Orwell's life, including his "more than half-legendary" encounter with Ernest Hemingway in liberated Paris in March 1945, and analyzes literary issues such as his utopian sensibility and his prose style. Finally, Rodden poses the endlessly debated question, "What Would George Orwell Do?," and speculates about how the prophet of Nineteen Eighty-Four would have reacted to world events. In so doing, Rodden shows how our responses to this question reveal much about our culture's ongoing need to reappropriate "Orwell."

The New York Public Intellectuals and Beyond

Irving Howe, Triple Thinker The animating idea of one of Wilson's critical studies, which Howe much admired, serves as the title for my essay: “the triple thinker.” I mean it to apply here both in the sense of Howe's immersion in and ...

The New York Public Intellectuals and Beyond

Here, a variety of distinguished scholars revisit and rethink the legacy of the New York intellectuals, showing how this small, predominantly Jewish group moved from communist and socialist roots to become a primary voice of liberal humanism and, in the case of a few, to launch a new conservative movement.

Irving Howe and the Critics

Irving Howe, Triple Thinker The animating idea of one of Wilson's critical studies, which Howe much admired, serves as the ... “The artist should be triply (to the nth degree) a thinker,” wrote Wilson in The Triple Thinkers (1938), ...

Irving Howe and the Critics

Irving Howe and the Critics is a selection of essays and reviews about the work of Irving Howe (1920?93), a vocal radical humanist and the most influential American socialist intellectual of his generation. Howe authored eighteen books, edited twenty-five more, wrote dozens of articles and reviews, and edited the magazine Dissent for forty years after founding it. His writings cover subjects ranging from U.S. labor to the vicissitudes of American communism and socialism to Yiddishkeit and contemporary politics. His book World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made received the National Book Award for Nonfiction. ø John Rodden has chosen essays and reviews that focus on Howe?s major works and on the disputes they generated. He features both Dissent contributors and those who have dissented from the Dissenters?on the Right as well as the Left. Rodden includes a few stern assessments of Howe from his less sympathetic critics, testifying not only to the range of response?from admiration to hostility?that his work received but also to his stature on the Left as a prime intellectual target of neoconservative fire.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Travels in Two Democracies, 1936 The Triple Thinkers: Ten Essays on Literature, 1938; enlarged edition, as The Triple Thinkers: Twelve Essays on Literary Subjects, 1948 To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting ofHistory ...

Encyclopedia of the Essay

This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

Dear Bunny Dear Volodya

The Triple Thinkers , a collection of essays . 2. In the essay “ Is Verse a Dying Technique ? ” Wilson wrote : We might perhaps see a revival of verse in a period and in a society in which music played a leading role .

Dear Bunny  Dear Volodya

These letters outline the mutual affection and closeness of the two writers, but also reveal the slow crescendo of mutual resentment, mistrust and rejection."--BOOK JACKET.

Joyce in America

In The Triple Thinkers : Ten Essays on Literature , 266–89 . New York : Harcourt , Brace , 1938 . “ Mr. Brooks's Second Phase . ” New Republic 103 ( Sept. 30 , 1940 ) : 52-54 . Index. “ Mr. More and the Mithraic Bull . ” 1937.

Joyce in America

When James Joyce's Ulysses was first published in America, it quickly became a dynamic symbol of both modern art and the modern age. Jeffrey Segall skillfully demonstrates how various political, ideological, and religious allegiances influenced the critical reception and eventual canonization of what is perhaps the twentieth century's greatest novel. In re-creating the polemical debates that erupted, Segall provides a dramatic reminder of just how challenging and controversial Ulysses was—and is. Seventy years after Ulysses was first banned, the novel remains at the center of contemporary debates among feminist, neo-Marxist, and poststructuralist critics. Segall allows us the opportunity to view Ulysses from the perspective of its early readers, and he also elucidates key moments in recent American cultural history.

Toward a New Historicism

Edmund Wilson, The Triple Thinkers (New York, 1948), p. 257. 60. Charles Frank, Edmund Wilson (New York, 1970), p. 69. 61. Edmund Wilson, “We Don't Know Where We Are,” New Republic, 140 (1959), pp. 13-14. 62.

Toward a New Historicism

Assessing major critics from Vernon Parrington to Murray Krieger, Wesley Morris points the way to a "new historicism." He outlines traditional historicist interests in American literary theory and draws from them the foundation for a vital new study of literature. As Mr. Morris shows, however, the new historicism moves beyond—necessarily using the most recent developments in linguistics, anthropology, psychoanalysis, the psychology of perception and literary response—to see the aesthetic relationship between the work and its context. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.