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Published in 1931, "Axel's Castle" was Edmund Wilson's first book of literary criticism--a landmark book that explores the evolution of the French Symbolist movement and considers its influence on six major twentieth-century writers: William Butler Yeats, Paul Valery, T. S. Eliot, Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein. As Alfred Kazin later wrote, "Wilson was an original, an extraordinary literary artist . . . He could turn any literary subject back into the personal drama it had been for the writer."

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20mm | 249.48g
  • Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0374529272
  • 9780374529277
  • 589,255

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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. Mary Gordon's most recent novel is "Spending."

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