Axel's Castle

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Critical essays on symbolism by Edmund Wilson, published in 1931 with the subtitle “A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870 to 1930.” The authors treated are Yeats, Valéry, Eliot, Proust, Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Rimbaud, and Villiers de I'Isle-Adam. The poetic prose drama Axel by the last-named author gives the work its title, for it treats a character, Count Axel, and has a setting that suggests the subjective and symbolic quality of the literature with which Wilson deals.

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Edmund Wilson (1895—1972) American critic, essayist, and short-story writer