His Works

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The Undertaker’s Garland.In collaboration with John Peale Bishop.New York:Knopf, 1922. 

Discordant Encounters: Plays and Dialogues.New York: Boni, 1926.

I Thought of Daisy.New York: Scribners, 1929; reprint, New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1953; reprint, New York: Ballantine, 1953; reprint, New York: Penguin, 1963; New York, 1963; New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967.

Poets, Farewell!New York: Scribner’s, 1929.

Axel’s Castle: A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870 to 1930.New York: Scribner’s, 1931; reprint, paper, New York: Norton, 1984; reprint, New York: Modern Library, 1996.

The American Jitters: A Year of the Slump.New York: Scribners, 1932; reprint, North Stratford, N.H.: Ayer, 1980.

Travels in Two Democracies.New York: Harcourt Brace, 1936.

This Room and This Gin and Three Sandwiches: Three Plays.New York: New Republic, 1937.

The Triple Thinkers: Ten Essays on Literature.New York: Harcourt Brace, 1938; reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 1948; reprint, New York: Galaxy Books, Oxford University Press, 1963,

To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History.New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1940; reprint, Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Doubleday; reprint, with new introduction, New York: Macmillan, 1972; reprint, Cutchogue, N.Y.: Buccaneer Books, 1994; reprint, paper, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994.

The Boys in the Back Room: Notes on California Novelists.San Francisco: Colt, 1941; reprint. In Classics and Commercials. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

The Wound and the Bow: Seven Studies in Literature.Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941; reprint, London: University Paperbacks, Methuen, 1961.

Notebooks of Night.San Francisco: Colt, 1942.

The Shock of Recognition: The Development of Literature in the United States Recorded by the Men Who Made It.Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Doran, 1943; reprint, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1955.

Memoirs of Hecate County.Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1946; reprint, New York: L.C. Page, 1949; reprint, New York: Signer Books, New American Library, [date]; reprint, Boston: Nonpareil, 1980; reprint, paper, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.

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

Classics and Commercials: A Literary Chronicle of the Forties.New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950; reprint, New York: Vintage Books, 1962.

The Little Blue Light: A Play in Three Acts.New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties.New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1952; reprint, New York: Vintage Books, 1962; reprint, paper, Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1985.

Eight Essays.Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1954.

Five Plays.New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1954.

The Scrolls from the Dead Sea.New York: Oxford University Press, 1955.

A Literary Chronicle: 1920?1950.Garden City: Doubleday, 1956.

A Piece of My Mind: Reflections at Sixty.New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956; reprint, Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Doubleday, 1958.

Red, Black, Blond and Olive: Studies in Four Civilizations: Zuni, Haiti, Soviet Russia, Israel.New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.

The American Earthquake: A Documentary of the Twenties and Thirties.Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1958; reprint, New York: DaCapo, 1996.

Apologies to the Iroquois.New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1960; reprint, paper, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1992.

Night Thoughts.New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1961.

Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War.New York: Oxford University Press, 1962; reprint, paper, New York: Norton; reprint, Magnolia, Mass.: Peter Smith, 1995.

The Cold War and the Income Tax: A Protest.New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1963.

The Bit Between My Teeth: A Literary Chronicle of 1950?1965.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965.

O Canada: An American’s Notes on Canadian Culture.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965.

A Prelude: Landscapes, Characters and Conversations from the Earlier Years of My Life.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967.

Upstate: Records and Recollections of Northern New York.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971; reprint, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1990.

A Window on Russia for the Use of Foreign Readers.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1972.

The Devils and Canon Barham: Ten Essays on Poets, Novelists and Monsters.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973.

The Twenties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period.Edited by and with introduction by Leon Edel.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1975.

Letters on Literature and Politics 1912?1972.Edited by Elena Wilson and with an introduction by Daniel Aaron and foreword by Leon Edel.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977.

The Nabokov-Wilson Letters 1940?1971.Edited by Simon Karlinsky.New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1979.

The Thirties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period.Edited and with introduction by Leon Edel.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980.

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

The Portable Edmund Wilson.Edited and with introduction by Lewis M. Dabney.New York: Penguin, 1983.

The Fifties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period.Edited and with introduction by Leon Edel.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986.

The Sixties: The Last Journal, 1960?1972.Edited and with introduction by Lewis Dabney.New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993.

From the Uncollected Edmund Wilson.Edited and with introduction by Janet Groth and David Castronovo.Athens: University of Ohio Press, 1995.

The Edmund Wilson Reader. Edited and with introduction by Lewis M. Dabney. New York: DaCapo, 1997.

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