The Life

Chronology         His Works         The Life         Selected Bibliographic Sources

Contexts: Decades; Locales; Ideas; Authors; Issues


As Recollected by Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the Influence of His Father

"The Author at Sixty" in A Piece of My Mind: Reflections at Sixty. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956.

Family Memories

A Prelude.

Upstate: Records and Reflections of Northern New York. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1971.

Opinions about His Career

"Thoughts on Being Biographical" in Classics and Commercials: A Literary Chronicle of the Forties. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus, 1950.

"A Modest Self-Tribute," "An Interview with Edmund Wilson," and "Every Man His Own Eckermann" in The Bit Between My Teeth: A Literary Chronicle of 1950-1965. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965.

Major Sources

Berlin, Isaiah. "Edmund Wilson at Oxford." In Encounters, edited by Kai Erikson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Castronovo, David. "The Progress of a Mind" in Edmund Wilson Revisited. N.Y.: Twayne Publishers, 1998.

Costa, Richard H. Edmund Wilson: Our Neighbor from Talcottville. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1980.

Dabney, Lewis M. Introduction to Edmund Wilson's The Sixties: The Last Journal, 1960-1972. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993.

Dabney, Lewis M. "Edmund Wilson, Jr." Sewanee Review 103, no. 2 (April-June 1995): 198-230.

Dabney, Lewis M., ed. The Edmund Wilson Reader. New York: DaCapo, 1997.

Edel, Leon. Introductions to Wilson's journals The Twenties, The Thirties, The Forties, and The Fifties.

Macdonald, Michael. "The Minotaur of Money Hill" in Edmund Wilson, Centennial Reflections, Lewis M. Dabney, ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Meyers, Jeffrey. Edmund Wilson. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Wilson, Rosalind. New The Magician. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989.

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