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The Sixties: The Last Journal, 1960-1972

(The Notebooks and Diaries of Edmund Wilson)

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"The Sixties," the last of Edmund Wilson's posthumously published journals, is a personal history that is also brilliant social comedy and an anatomy of the times. Edited by Wilson's biographer, this volume records the final years of one of our foremost critics and writers, taking its place alongside his major works as an enduring contribution to American ...more
Paperback, 968 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Noonday Press (first published July 1st 1993)
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I find more and more that I am a man of the 1920s. I still expect something exciting. Drinks, animated conversation, gaiety: the uninhibited exchange of ideas.

It is difficult to admit, but over the last 170 pages I felt like the great Wilde, impatient with the fate of Little Nell. This is incredibly insightful, we see Wilson at life's end, surveying his prior opinions, his friendships and his accomplishments. He travels to Hungary, to Israel and Jordan. He spends time in both Italy and France
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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.

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The Notebooks and Diaries of Edmund Wilson (5 books)
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