WILSON, EDMUND. [1927–1955] American poet, editor, and man of letters. He kept a diary from the 1920s through the 1960s. Excerpts here are drawn from the above. Set piece published in Edmund Wilson, The Fifties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period, edited by Leon Edel. Copyright © 1986 by Helen Miranda Wilson. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC.