I Thought of Daisy
Originally published in 1929, I Thought of Daisy is the first of three novels by Edmund Wilson. Written while he was still balancing his ambitions as a novelist against a successful career in literary criticism, I Thought of Daisy marries Wilson's two vocations to create an unusual and revealing work of fiction.Daisy depicts the inner struggle of a young man who forsakes the bohemian world of Greenwich Village to seek his American ideal in the person of a chorus girl. Set in the 1920s, a vital period in Wilson's life, the novel is crowded with recognizable characters drawn from his contemporaries, particularly his colleague John Dos Passos and his lover Edna St. Vincent Millay.The preface and afterword by Neale Reinitz, editor of Edmund Wilson's posthumously published novel The Higher Jazz (Iowa, 1998), set the novel in the context of Wilson's development as a writer of fiction.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eadieburke - LibraryThing
This was a very interesting look into the 1920's life in Greenwich Village. The characters were very entertaining and enlightening as they partied on during the days of prohibition and American ... Read full review
I THOUGHT OF DAISYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Best known for his literary and historical criticism (Axel's Castle, To The Finland Station, Patriotic Gore), Wilson (1895-1972) never gave up on fiction and verse. His first novel, reprinted a few ... Read full review