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Edmund Wilson on:

Literary Symbolism

Introductory chapter in Axel's Castle: A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870 to 1930. New York: Scribner's, 1931.

"Doctor Life and His Guardian Angel" and "Legend and Symbol in Doctor Zhivago" in The Bit Between My Teeth: A Literary Chronicle of 1950-1965. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965.

History of Socialism

Part II of To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1940--with analysis and exposition on Utopian movements, origins of socialism, early Marx, Engels, Marx and Kapital, Lasalle, and Bakúnin.

Part II of To the Finland Station--on Lenin, Trotsky.

Authors

William Butler Yeats. Axel's Castle.

James Joyce. Axel's Castle.

Marcel Proust. Axel's Castle.

T. S. Eliot. Axel's Castle.

Ernest Hemingway. "The Gauge of Morale" in The Wound and the Bow: Seven Studies in Literature. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941; and "The Emergence of Ernest Hemingway" in The Shores of Light: A Literary Chronicle of the Twenties and Thirties. New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1952.

Henry James. "The Pilgrimage of Henry James" in The Shores of Light; and "The Ambiguity of Henry James" in The Triple Thinkers: Ten Essays on Literature. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1938.

Franz Kafka. "A Dissenting Opinion on Kafka" in Classics and Commercials: A Literary Chronicle of the Forties. New York: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

Charles Dickens. "Dickens: The Two Scrooges" in The Wound and the Bow.

Jewish Culture/The State of Israel

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

"The Jews" in A Piece of My Mind: Reflections at Sixty. New York: Farrar Straus & Cudahy, 1956.

Russian Literature

A Window on Russia for Foreign Readers. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1972.

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

"In Honor of Pushkin: Eugeni Onegin" in The Triple Thinkers.

"Vladimir Nabokov on Gogol" in Classics and Commercials.

"Doctor Life and His Guardian Angel" and "Legend and Symbol in Doctor Zhivago" in The Bit Between My Teeth.

"Dostoevsky Abroad" in The Shores of Light.

American Imperialism

Introduction to Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1962.

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

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