I Thought of Daisy by Edmund Wilson

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Originally published in 1929, I Thought of Daisy is the Þrst of three novels by Edmund Wilson. Written while he was still balancing his ambitions as a novelist against a successful career in literary criticism, I Thought of Daisy marries Wilson's two vocations to create an unusual and revealing work of Þction. Daisy depicts the inner struggle of a young man who for- sakes the bohemian world of Greenwich Village to seek his American ideal in the person of a chorus girl. Set in the 1920s, a vital period in Wilson's life, the novel is crowded with recognizable characters drawn from his contemporaries, particularly his colleague John Dos Passos and his lover Edna St. Vincent Millay. The preface and afterword by Neale Reinitz, editor of Edmund Wilson's posthumously published novel The Higher Jazz(Iowa, 1998), set the novel in the context of Wilson's development as a writer of Þction.

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Edmund Wilson (1895–1972) was among the foremost American men of letters of the twentieth century. A literary critic, novelist, memoirist, playwright, journalist, poet, and editor, he was the author of more than twenty books.
Published February 15, 2001 by University Of Iowa Press. 278 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Best known for his literary and historical criticism (Axel’s Castle, To The Finland Station, Patriotic Gore), Wilson (1895–1972) never gave up on fiction and verse.

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