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Edmund Wilson
Born Edmund Wilson
(1895-05-08)May 8, 1895
Red Bank, New Jersey, U.S.
Died June 12, 1972(1972-06-12) (aged 77)
Talcottville, New York, U.S.
Occupation Literary critic, essayist, editor, journalist, writer
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University
Genre Fiction, review of fiction
Notable works Axel’s Castle, To the Finland Station, Patriotic Gore
Spouse Mary McCarthy (m. 1938–1946)

No two persons ever read the same book.
If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.
Edmund Wilson
His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship.
Edmund Wilson
Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.
I am not quite a poet but I am something of the kind.
The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.
Edmund Wilson
Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
All Hollywood corrupts; and absolute Hollywood corrupts absolutely.
The product of the scientific imagination is a new vision of relations – like that of artistic imagination.
Edmund Wilson
There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.