Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Essay: "The Old Stone House"

Edmund Wilson. 1932.

10-second review: A trip back to the town of his youth and a mood of depression as it reminds him of a way of life that he would never want to experience again.

Quote: “…no more oil-lamps in the evenings! And I would not go back to that old life if I could: that civilization of northern New York—why should I idealize it?—was too lonely, too poor, too provincial.” p. 128.

Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000.

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