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EDMUND WILSON: A BIOGRAPHY by Jeffrey Meyers/CRITIC/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------------------EDMUND WILSON: A BIOGRAPHY by Jeffrey Meyers. A remarkable feat of biographical sleuthing, this refreshingly down-to-earth life of critic Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) peers beneath the crusty persona of a grandee of the literary establishment to portray a tormented, restless, sexually hyperactive man, a difficult, heavy-drinking husband to four wives, a domineering, lecturing father to his three children. Biographer of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Meyers considers Wilson the most intelligent and cosmopolitan figure in American letters, a foe of mindless authority and ideological conformity; yet that assessment is undercut by Wilson's flirtation with communism, his isolationism in WWII and his insistence as late as 1957 that U.S. war crimes were even more horrible than Nazi Germany's. We learn that Wilson's second wife, California socialite Margaret Canby, died not by slipping on pavement, as newspapers reported; instead, "almost certainly drunk," she fell down a flight of stairs and fractured her skull. Meyers rejects third wife Mary McCarthy's vitriolic-pen portraits of Wilson, arguing that their marriage, though stormy, was highly productive for both of them. He also illuminates Wilson's friendships with Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Malraux, Auden et al. and his sexual affairs with Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anais Nin and Louise Bogan. This is the fullest portrait to date of a writer who, in Meyers's judgment, became increasingly alienated from the modern world. PLUS----there are L-O-A-D-S of photos!! You are bidding on the stated Houghton First Edition from 1995. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find BIOGRAPHY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITIONS! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items! ***Special*** Just because it's June, June, June..... BUY 1, GET 1 FREE!!! Details: Choose any book (sorry, no other items, and best offer does not apply) in the store BARRY'S BARGAIN BIN, and get the second book FREE! (s h applies to each item). How-to-do-it: Purchase your first book from the store, and indicate in "ask seller a question" what your choice for your FREE book will be (free book must be of equal or lesser value to a maximum of 24.99). I will remove that listing (first come, first served) and it will be shipped upon payment of your order. There is no limit to the number of purchases and FREE items!!! Offer expires June 21, 2005. ***DUE TO A MULTITUDE OF REQUESTS, THIS OFFER WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER---UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5.*** PLAN YOUR SUMMER READING NOW!!
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