The American Earthquake
During a twelve-month period in 1930 and 1931, Edmund Wilson wrote a series of lengthy articles which he then collected in a book called American Jitters: A Year of the Slump. The resulting chronicle was hailed by the New York Times as "the best reporting that the period of depression has brought forth in the United States," and forms the heart of the present volume. In pr...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published March 21st 1996 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1958)
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Mar 15, 2007 David rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone interested in the history of american society & culture during the 20th century
a wonderful read from one of the US's most eminent literary critical which gives a great sensation of the 1920s & 1930s, esp the hardships of the depression
Edmund Wilson was an American writer and literary and social critic. He is considered by many to have been the 20th century's preeminent American man of letters.More about Edmund Wilson...