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By Edmund Wilson

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The first in a collection of 7 collections of his journals, this quantity of memoirs and extracts covers Edmund Wilson's formative years in purple financial institution, New Jersey, his schooling on the Hill university after which Princeton, after which the struggle years, the place Wilson served as an ambulance driving force. The booklet leads to 1919, because the writer units off for brand new York and a profession in journal writing and modifying.

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He mimicked him and made him sound, I noted, exactly like some old farmer from upstate New York, in which region Young had spent his youth. The Raymonds had lost their only son, who had left a great legend of promise as a worthy successor to his tO A PRFLllDE father. I do not think that l\1rs. Raymond had ever recovered from this, though she and the Doctor were perfectly certain that they would be reunited with him in the other world. Alfred's grandmother would come downstairs for only brief appearances and wore a green eyeshade that, like l\ 1rs.

After a while we left, too, for Nuremburg. Nuremburg is a very old city surrounded by a wall and a moat, which no longer has any water in it. At each of the four corners of the wall are towers. Most of the toys are made in and around Nuremburg and there are many toy shops there, which we visited. The great sight in N uremburg is the tower. As you go in, you see a low wall on the edge of the moat, on which are two marks of horse's feet, put there to show the place where a robber chieftain (who was going to be put in the Iron l\1aiden) had jumped off the wall into the moat and escaped.

I made a point of going over to see them, for I felt an obligation to my aunt, and I would find them, after the old man's death, sitting silent on the front porch, obviously at odds and with nothing to say to one another, while the darkness closed down on the countrv street on which they had no close acquaintances. Uncl~ Charley, who had no local friends and only one close cousin, who was married to a clergyman and came to see him every summer, seemed to relapse, as the years went on, more and more into a moroseness like his father's.

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