A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? A Literary Chronicle: 1920-1950 by Edmund Wilson.
- TITLE: THE LITERARY CHRONICLE: 1920-1950
- AUTHOR: EDMUND WILSON
- YEAR PUBLISHED: 1956
- DOUBLEDAY ANCHOR BOOKS
- COVER AND TYPOGRAPHY: EDWARD GOREY
- SHOUT-OUT TO “CHARLES D. KLAPP,” WHO OWNED THIS COPY IN 1957. THANKS FOR WRITING YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK!
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
I like Edmund Wilson, sue me. I don’t always agree with his pronouncements (far from it), but I appreciate his style. The elegant cover (by my beloved Edward Gorey!) makes this book a beautiful visual addition to my collection.
Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.