The Wound and the Bow
Seven Studies in Literature
The Wound and the Bow contains seven essays by "The greatest literary critic of the twentieth century.” -New York magazine.
Combining biographical and critical sketches, Edmund Wilson writes brilliantly on a wide-range of authors including Dickens, Kipling, Edith Wharton, Ernest Hemingway, Joyce, Jacques Casanova, and Sophocles.
"In the best tradition of literary criticism… combines exact information with shrewd and searching penetration into the personal life of the artist."-The New York Times