Edmund Wilson

Introducing the First-Annual Edmund Wilson Symposium: Narratives of the Periphery

This Saturday, the Nassau Literary Review will be hosting its first-ever Edmund Wilson Symposium, a venue for public intellectuals in which the best artists, thinkers, and writers cross disciplinary lines to talk about matters of urgent public interest. Continue reading

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The Righting Process

Even if the Tory announced a switch to listicles and celebrity nudes tomorrow, it seems unlikely they’d get more than a couple dozen people to actually open the magazine. The reasons for the Tory’s perpetual lack of an audience are various and numerous, but perhaps the most obvious is that liberal college students don’t want to read a conservative magazine. Continue reading

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From Province to Province: Alan Lomax and the Folk Music of Old

I had heard of Lomax before—he was a stranger whose face I recognized only upon inspection—but I re-encountered him after searching for prison work songs and finding one holler he recorded called “Rosie.” This, in turn, led me to the massive online archive documenting Lomax’s career from 1946 into the 1990s. It would be easier to describe what the archive lacks rather than what it contains, for there are thousands of audio and photograph files, dozens of videos, radio programs, lectures, and more. In the months spent exploring the archive, I managed to comb but a fraction. Continue reading

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The Impotent Decoration: An Interview with P. Adams Sitney

The Nassau Literary Review talks with P. Adams Sitney, historian and critic of avant-garde film, about leaving Princeton University and the collapse of visual arts in America. Continue reading

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