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Edmund Wilson review of Tragic America

 

 

Edmund Wilson review of Tragic America – New Republic 5-30-1932

 

Posted here is Edmund Wilson’s review of Dreiser’s Tragic America in The New Republic of May 30, 1932.

It gets at — very effectively — the question of flagrant infelicities and weakness in Dreiser’s writing versus the strengths of same. And it perceptively examines how Dreiser’s thought and political views were evolving at the time and becoming more aligned with Communism.

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

   July 2021