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Memoirs of Hecate County
Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson 0451020049 9780451020048
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Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson

Hecate is the Greek goddess of sorcery, and Edmund Wilsons Hecate County is the bewitched center of the American Dream, a sleepy bedroom community where drinks flow endlessly and sexual fantasies fill the air. Memoirs of Hecate County, Wilsons 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 and slums. So sexually frank that for years Wilsons book was suppressed, this story is one of the great lost works of twentieth-century American literature: an astringent, comic, ultimately devastating exploration of lust and love, how they do and do not overlap. Book jacket.

Author: Edmund Wilson

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Signet

Publication Date: 1961-01-01

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