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While he wrote extensively on the relationship between political ideologies such as Marxism and Literature, he opposed any preformulated critical frameworks, or what he called "a process of lopping and distortion to make [the work] fit the Procrustes bed of a thesis. Edmund Wilsons Marxism and Literature is the ninth essay in his collection entitled The triple Thinkers comprising twelve essays in literary subjects. In this essay, the author studies the place of art and literature in the system if Didactical Materialism of Marx. The author explores the hitherto prevalent myth that art is a weapon of social, political and economic propaganda, and that it can be produced to order.
Edmund Wilson May 8, — June 12, was an American writer and literary critic who explored Freudian and Marxist themes. He influenced many American authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald , whose unfinished work he edited for publication. His scheme for a Library of America series of national classic works came to fruition through the efforts of Jason Epstein after Wilson's death. Wilson was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. Wilson attended The Hill School , a college preparatory boarding school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, graduating in At Hill, Wilson served as the editor-in-chief of the school's literary magazine, The Record.
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Edmund Wilson : Literary Essays and Reviews of the s and 30s. For several generations this book has stood as an indispensable companion to some of the crucial turning points in modern literature. For Wilson, there are no minor subjects; every literary occasion sparks writing that is witty, energetic, and alive to the undercurrents of his time. In addition this volume includes a number of uncollected reviews from the same period, including discussions of H. Mencken, Edith Wharton, and Bernard Shaw.
Lecture notes for M. Phil scholars—S. Please read the original for better comprehension. Edmund Wilson was deeply influenced by Marxism.
Search This Blog. Feb 18, Marxism and Literature: Edmund Wilson. While he wrote extensively on the relationship between political ideologies such as Marxism and Literature, he opposed any pre-formulated critical frameworks, or what he called "a process of lopping and distortion to make [the work] fit the Procrustes bed of a thesis. He studies the influence of Marxism on literature and traces in this essay the history of Marxist literary theory as it was carried out by Engels, Lenin, Trotsky and a number of other critics.
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