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Memoirs of Hecate County

Memoirs of Hecate County
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590170939
  • ISBN: 1590170938
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The

AUTHOR

Wilson, Edmund, Menand, Louis

SUMMARY

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.Wilson, Edmund is the author of 'Memoirs of Hecate County', published 2004 under ISBN 9781590170939 and ISBN 1590170938.

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