New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Small 8vo (7 5/8" x 4 5/8"), gray buckram with black lettering on spine, Brodart archivally-protected lettered dust jacket (flaps bevelled by publisher; unclipped), [x] + 239 pages. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #3917
Edmund Wilson (1895 – 1972) was an American writer and prominent critic. He influenced many American authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose unfinished work he edited for publication. Among his more noteworthy books were Axel's Castle (1931), To the Finland Station (1940), and Patriotic Gore (1961).
A PIECE OF MY MIND contains a broad range of critical and often summary essays on religion, war, Europe, Russia, education, science, and sex.
Clean, tight copy of this Excellent collection of Wilson's often-tart but always penetrating essays. The pages are slightly age-toned; the jacket is sharp with some fading and slight wear at corners and edges. The rear dj flap's upper corner has been folded and straightened. No remainder or internal markings.