The Triple Thinkers

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Macmillan, 1976 - Literary Collections - 270 pages
These essays range over time from the Ben Jonson to Bernard Shaw; included are those on Pushkin, Houseman, Flaubert, and others, among them the famous and controversial interpretation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. In every case, Wilson wrote, his aim was "to present some writer who was not well enough known, or, in the case of a familiar writer, to call attention to some neglected aspect of his work or his career." In brilliantly fulfilling that purpose, Wilson proved--if further proof were needed--that he was one of the most original, perceptive, and important American men of letters. Book jacket.
 

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THE TRIPLE THINKERS

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A group of essays that have more than ordinary appeal, and should reach a wider market than the ordinary volume of the kind. Wilson brings together a strange combination of figures with an ... Read full review

Contents

MR MORE AND THE MITHRAIC BULL
3
IN HONOR OF PUSHKIN
31
a e housman
60
the ambiguity of henry james
88
john jay chapman
133
bernard shaw at eighty
165
marxism and literature
197
morose ben jonson
213
mr rolfe
233
the historical interpretation of literature
257
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Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was a novelist, memoirist, playwright, journalist, poet, and editor but it is as a literary critic that he is most highly regarded.

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