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By Edmund Wilson

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The first in a suite of 7 collections of his journals, this quantity of memoirs and extracts covers Edmund Wilson's early life in purple financial institution, New Jersey, his schooling on the Hill institution after which Princeton, after which the conflict years, the place Wilson served as an ambulance motive force. The ebook leads to 1919, because the writer units off for brand new York and a occupation in journal writing and modifying.

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Her prosperity was an excellent thing for my aunt, who had been teaching music all those years and sitting, among remnants of her early travels, in a rather badly-kept house, taken care of by a bent ol~ Negro crone. This cook had a pet parrot, and my auntstrangely undismayed, I thought, in contrast to my harried mother and my unfortunate Aunt Laura, by any· thing that happened to herself or her children-extracted from her menage and her vulgar neighbors a good deal of jolly humor. Since her daughter was now in a position to send her money and presents, she was no longer a poor relation.

I became great friends with l\1rs. Bellinger, who had inherited her father's cleverness and who, rather to my surprise, read more sympathetically than Alfred did such pessimistic writers as Hardy and Housman who were then among my admirations. Alfred and I, who had private jokes and exchanged epistles and verses, had an agreement that every year at Christmas each would send the other a book which the other would not otherwise be likely to read and which he well might fail to appreciate.

It is one of the points of triangulation without which it would be impossible accurately to locate myself in the world in whil:h 1 grew up. But I have touched on the subject elsewhere, and I hope to deal with it further in a book devoted to that region. " I was not, to be sure, without friends in Red Bank, but they were far from sharing my interests. Margaret Edwards, now Mrs. Walter Rullman-who gave me the "My Trip Abroad" diary-was the one I found most sympathetic. Her father had been a painter, and she herself had artistic ability and had been sent to a good boarding school.

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