HENRY BRANDON: When you write about literature, do politics influence your selection?

EDMUND WILSON: No. There are certain kinds of writers that are more congenial to me than others…

HENRY BRANDON: What do you think of the standards of literary criticism today?

EDMUND WILSON: I don’t think about those thing AT ALL! Literary criticism is a department of literature for me, and when I read literary critics I read them as literature; the others I can’t read at all. I never think of myself, for instance, as a literary critic; I think of myself simply as a writer and a journalist. I write about things that interest me…


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