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

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Read Books, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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This early work of literary criticism is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the history of symbolism and its relation to famous authors such as T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of anyone interested Twentieth Century literature. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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

User Review  - Danny Byrne - Goodreads

Classic contemporary survey of high modernism as seen through the prism of Yeats, Valery, Eliot, Joyce, Proust, Stein. Sees modernism as fusion of symbolism and naturalism. Limited and slightly dated ... Read full review

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

User Review  - William Dearth - Goodreads

It is so refreshing to read literary criticism where the writing is concise and to the point. Edmund Wilson has done a masterful job on the essays on symbolism, Marcel Proust, James Joyce and Gertrude ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

LEWIS M. DABNEY, editor, is the author of "Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature" and the editor of Wilson's last journal, "The Sixties," and of "Edmund Wilson: Centennial Reflections," He is a professor of English at the University of Wyoming.

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