The 40s: Literature and Culture in Time of War

Chronology        His Works         The Life         Selected Bibliographic Sources

Contexts: Decades; Locales; Ideas; Authors; Issues

As Wilson Saw Them

The Forties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period. Edited and with introduction by Leon Edel. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983.

"The Boys in the Backroom," "Max Eastman in 1941," "A Dissenting Opinion on Kafka," and "Who Cares Who Killed Roger Akroyd?" in Classics and Commercials: A Literary Chronicle of the Forties. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

Europe Without Baedeker: Sketches among the Ruins of Italy, Greece, and England. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1947.


Barrett, William. The Truants: Adventures among the Intellectuals. Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, Doubleday,1982.

Laskin, David. Partisans. N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Simpson, Eileen. Poets in Their Youth. N.Y.: Random House, 1982.

Trilling, Diana. Reviewing the Forties. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.


Franz Kafka

Noir Fiction

John O'Hara

John Steinbeck

Evelyn Waugh

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