Title: The Thirties, from Notebooks and Diaries of ...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good +
Edited with an introduction by Leon Edel. Jacket in new mylar cover. Jacket has several tears and shelfwear. In Edmund Wiulson 's journals of the 1930s the narrator moves from the youthful concerns of the Jazz Age recorded in "The Twenties" to his more substantial middle years. Wilson's social consciousness led him to explore the tenets of Communism. Never a "joiner," he proceeded as a scholar and a reporter to read source material and, in 1935, to visit Russia. 753 pages including indexing. Black boards with gold lettering in excellent condition. Bookseller Inventory # 008854
Synopsis: In Wilson's journal of the 1930's the narrator moves from the youthful concerns of the Jazz Age to his more substantial middle years, exploring the decade's plunge from affluence and exploring the tenets of Communism. His personal life is also amply represented, from his marriage to Margaret Canby and her subsequent death to various erotic episodes with unidentified women.
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