The Resource Memoirs of Hecate County, by Edmund Wilson

Memoirs of Hecate County, by Edmund Wilson

Label
Memoirs of Hecate County
Title
Memoirs of Hecate County
Statement of responsibility
by Edmund Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The long-suppressed memoir of sexual fantasy in a small town explores the quiet suburban world where sexual desire is in the air, focusing on the humorous story of a man caught up in several love affairs at once
  • Hecate is the Greek goddess of sorcery, and Edmund Wilson's 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, 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 and slums. So sexually frank that for years Wilson's 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1895-1972
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Wilson, Edmund
LC call number
  • PS3545.I6245
  • PZ3.W6918
LC item number
  • M4 1946
  • Me
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Herman Finkelstein Collection (Library of Congress)
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  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • Suburban life
  • Intellectuals
  • Middle class
  • Sex customs
  • Intellectuals
  • Middle class
  • Sex customs
  • Suburban life
Label
Memoirs of Hecate County, by Edmund Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Short stories
  • "First edition."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The man who shot snapping turtles.--Ellen Terhune.--Glimpses of Wilbur Flick.--The princess with the golden hair.--The Milhollands and their damned soul.--Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn at home
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates
Lccn
46002116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00413369
  • (OCoLC)ocm00413369
Label
Memoirs of Hecate County, by Edmund Wilson
Publication
Note
  • Short stories
  • "First edition."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The man who shot snapping turtles.--Ellen Terhune.--Glimpses of Wilbur Flick.--The princess with the golden hair.--The Milhollands and their damned soul.--Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn at home
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates
Lccn
46002116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00413369
  • (OCoLC)ocm00413369

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