The Devils & Canon Barham: Ten Essays On Poets, Novelists & Monsters

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Dec 1, 1999 - Literary Collections - 219 pages
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Edmund Wilson has written a new introduction to his classic study of the modern conception of history in the West, and has restored the appendices which appeared in the first edition of 1940 but were dropped from subsequent editions. The book takes its title from the scene of Lenin's arrival from Germany in April 1917, ready to take over the leadership of the Russian Revolution and in doing so bring to a climax the political and intellectual movements which are the subject of this study.

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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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