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Published by W.H. Allen .
Written in English


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Statementby Edmund Wilson.
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Open LibraryOL21846303M

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Hecate County is a memoir of American life in the thirties, and of a young man drawn into the sexual adventure and madness of a closed community. Banned on first publication in for its erotic and devastating portrait of the upper middle class, it remains, as John Updike notes, "a work of exemplary merit, still the most intelligent attempt by an American male to dramatize 3/5(1). Memoirs of Hecate County, collection of six loosely connected short stories by Edmund Wilson, first published in Because of the frankly sexual nature of the story “The Princess with the Golden Hair,” the book was suppressed on obscenity charges. . Buy a cheap copy of MEMOIRS Of HECATE COUNTY. book. Free shipping over $ out of 5 stars Memoirs of Hecate County Reviewed in the United States on Septem Wilson was the preeminent literary critic of his day, and advanced the careers of many of the names we associate with belles lettres the first part of the twentieth century/5.

Controversial upon publication in , Memoirs of Hecate County remained banned for more than a decade before being reissued. A favorite among his own books, Edmund Wilson's erotic and devestating portrait of the upper middle class still holds up today as a corrosive indictment of the adultery and intellectual posturing that lie at the heart of suburban by: 3. Memoirs of Hecate County, Wilson’s favorite among his many books, 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. n March, , Edmund Wilson's second book of fiction (aside from drama) was published, well reviewed, and bought by alm people. It was called "Memoirs of Hecate County," and it contained, among many other things, several vivid scenes of sexual commerce between men and women, which in part may explain the sales figures. Memoirs of Hecate County, Wilson's favorite among his many books, 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 speakeasies /5(2).

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