KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County]


  • Paperback
  • 472
  • Memoirs of Hecate County
  • Edmund Wilson
  • English
  • 25 January 2020
  • 9781590170939

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  1. says: KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County]

    Review Memoirs of Hecate County KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary There is a 200 page story The Princess with the Golden Hair which dominates this collection The first person narrator writes books about Art and seems to do well enough at it to not feel the hardships of the Great Depression At least he can seemingly buy all the bootlegged liuor he wants which is a lot He talks of Love b

  2. says: KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary

    KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary I had been looking forward to reading this book mostly because Frederick Exley had sung its praises in his writing and bec

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    KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] 5 stars for The Princess With the Golden Hair a cruelly realistic novella about the doomed relationship between a working class woman and the upper middle class man who claims to love her and yet can't conceive of marrying her I put the word doomed in uotation marks because this decidedly is not a story about fate or sta

  4. says: KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary Review Memoirs of Hecate County

    Review Memoirs of Hecate County Review Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Edmund Wilson Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary Read two of the stories in this book then had enough The main and longest story The princess with the golden hair is a lot of lenghthy intellectualistic high brow prattle which does not rise above the level of the cheapest three penny novel Mr Wilson here reveals himself as a man very much in love with himself and a paragon of the pseudo intellectual chattering class that is a product of Old World classical education Lef

  5. says: Review Memoirs of Hecate County Review Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Edmund Wilson Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary

    KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary Review Memoirs of Hecate County But now I even found myself seeing Imogen as the splendid embodiment of a type that I had not supposed I cared for but for which an undeveloped desire must always have been buried in the subsoil of my mind the t

  6. says: KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County]

    KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] This is a fairly enjoyable interesting read The book consists of a series of six inter related stories having to do with the goings on in the life of the central character First published in 1946 it is one of those rather intriguing works that deal with literature art politics and sexual s in a manner where all of these th

  7. says: KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County]

    Review Memoirs of Hecate County KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] Review Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Edmund Wilson The main issue with this book is that there is a perfectly terrific novella stuffed in the middle of several increasingly insane shor

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    Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary Review Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Edmund Wilson KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] This may have been Wilson's favorite among his own books but it wouldn't be mine Sometimes I think I'm a bit too trusting of what NYReview Books brings out

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    KINDLE [Memoirs of Hecate County] I read this to get some Edmund Wilson under my belt and because I understood this was his favorite work In this series of almost unli

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    Review Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Edmund Wilson Edmund Wilson Ò 2 Summary Review Memoirs of Hecate County Bogged down a bit towards the end with six or so pages of solid French a fine language but a bit pretentious as a literary device; a bit like running into Tolstoy's 25 page essay on the motive force of history at the end of War and Peace Otherwise pretty darn good

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Memoirs of Hecate County

Memoirs of Hecate County Free download Æ 2 Speakeasies and slums So sexually frank that for years Wilson's book was suppressed this story is one of the great lost works of twentieth century American literature an astringent comic ultimately devastating exploration of lust and love how they do and do not overl. This may have been Wilson s favorite among his own books but it wouldn t be mine Sometimes I think I m a bit too trusting of what NYReview Books brings out

Review Ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ò Edmund Wilson

Memoirs of Hecate County Free download Æ 2 Hecate is the Greek goddess of sorcery and Edmund Wilson's Hecate County is the bewitched center of the American Dream a sleepy bedroom community where drinks flow endlessly and sexual fantasies fill the air Memoirs of Hecate County Wilson's favorite among his many b. I had been looking forward to reading this book mostly because Frederick Exley had sung its praises in his writing and because it is Wilson s favorite among his works And his works are no minor achievement including among them some truly brilliant essays and nonfiction He was perhaps the leading American critic of his time and a well known personality So given that I have to see this mixed bag of fiction and possibly fictionalized memoir as something of a disappointmentThis book contains 5 short stories some of them fairly long ones and a short novel The stories wander thru a range of situations and are uite different from one another There are a few threads that keep them together although they don t really seem to be enough There is the author s cool refined intelligent voice which hints at hidden reserves of passion and humor There is his tendency at least from today s perspective to go on long windedly after the point has been made There is also the setting among the well to do of a fictional upstate New York region But there is so much variation here that the gambit seems unnecessaryThe Man Who Shot Snapping Turtles is funny and entertaining and had me wondering if this book was going to be full of this kind of enjoyable stuff but this was not to be The most interesting story in the bunch followed Ellen Terhune about a man who goes to visit a female friend and each time he visits her house the clock has moved back another decade and that decade s family situation is then presented to him This was a terrific literary Twilight Zonesue piece and made me look forward to in this vein but this too was not forthcoming Glimpses of Wilbur Flick is a cross between social criticism and absurd humor about a rich man whose useless life becomes ever strange until he becomes an alcoholic magician The Milhollands and Their Damned Soul seems focused on gossip and criticism about the publishing world and could be of great interest to those who are fascinated with the publishing business of the 1930s and 1940s Mr And Mrs at Home is another surreal piece and at times it is uite mysterious But it does not have the benefit of a coherent plot and the divergences into French and other languages had me skipping pages to get to the endThe novella is entitled The Princess with the Golden Hair Despite its length it somehow reads like a very long short story and does not really develop into a novelistic work This concerns a well heeled but callow 30ish intellectual who becomes involved with two women One the beauty of the title is the wife of a friend and the protagonist pursues her with great fervency and slyness for a long and seemingly hopeless period He also becomes involved with a lower class part Ukrainian girl The narrator marvels at the exotic horrors of her rough and tumble life and tries to help her and love her as much as he can but the boundaries of class and taste seem to prohibit him from really going for herIn summary this is a grab bag of pieces that does contain some interesting writing but did not hold my interest throughout

Review Memoirs of Hecate County

Memoirs of Hecate County Free download Æ 2 Ooks is a set of interlinked stories combining the supernatural and the satirical astute social observation and unusual personal detail But the heart of the book The Princess with the Golden Hair is a starkly realistic novella about New York City its dance halls and. This is a fairly enjoyable interesting read The book consists of a series of six inter related stories having to do with the goings on in the life of the central character First published in 1946 it is one of those rather intriguing works that deal with literature art politics and sexual s in a manner where all of these things influence each other This is a book where characters talk about Marxism and the proletariat and the bourgeoisie and the reading of the Daily Worker where the central character tries to determine which woman he most desires based on socioeconomics rather than actual love My feeling is that there are not many books written about this type of thing any so I was glad to have found a copy of this It provided interesting insights into the intellectual world of the mid to late 1940 s When initially published the book was taken to court and deemed obscene Those passages which prompted this action and verdict are in comparison to much of what is published today not salacious enough to merit the raising of an eyebrow