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Edmund Wilson, Our Neighbor from Talcottville: Our Neighbor from Talcottville

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Recounts the literary critic's final years at his home in upstate New York, and his views on literature, politics, and life in general.
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published December 1st 1980 by Syracuse University Press (first published 1980)
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Steve Smits
Nov 13, 2012 Steve Smits rated it it was amazing
I had occasion to be in the home in Talcottville about 20 years ago. Talcottville is 20 miles from our home. It is not occupied, but its caretaker who was doing some plastering work on our home showed us his work in the Talcottville home). There still, on the windows, are the diamond-stylus etched verse, etc. from the literary lights of Wilson's day. Fascinating.

This led to reading "Upstate" which I really enjoyed, not only because of Wilson's narrative skill, but because the places and names of
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Matt
May 07, 2010 Matt rated it it was ok

Fun little romp with a guy who hung out with Wilson towards the end of THE GREAT MAN'S life...amusing little anecdotes of drunken tomfoolery and some interesting, fleeting insights into the speech habits and social style of the man, especially after he has faded from the public glow
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