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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 early life in pink financial institution, New Jersey, his schooling on the Hill institution after which Princeton, after which the battle years, the place Wilson served as an ambulance driving force. The publication results in 1919, because the writer units off for brand new York and a profession in journal writing and modifying.

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I have been saddled with this nickname all my life. " . the spnng · of that first year, I had a story printed . But m 10 _the school magazine. I later became an editor, and the ~Itors and contributors of the Hill School Record had a stimulating effect on one anoth er an d were encouraged by 44 A PRELUDE the highly intelligmt masters. We had hilarious meetings in one of the classrooms. In my Fifth and mv Sixth Form years, I was having so good a time at school that I hated to go home for the holidays and spent a large part of the summers visiting my friends.

I know how boring and confusing it becomes to read about family connections. A whole other side of my early life I shall leave, in A PRELUDE this volume, untouched: my memories of upstate New Yark-Lewis and Oneida Counties-in which my mother's parents had lived and in which we spent every summer. This was something entirely distinct from, and by me much preferred to, New Jersey. It is one of the points of triangulation without which it would be impossible accurately to locate myself in the world in whil:h 1 grew up.

I cannot imagine that anv such case would now as it did then make the front p~ges of the New York papers. But when I later tried to read Dr. Brown's books, I \Vas not at all thrilled by what seemed to me a rather insipid doctrine of watered-down Presbyterianism. He was an extremely likable man. He was called "Doggie" Brown at the Seminary, primarily because he taught Dogmatics but also, I imagine, from his having the appearance of a large and good-natured dog. A man who had once been a student there told me that Dr.

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