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Edmund Wilson • 627 Items / 55 Books, 309 Articles, 249 Reviews, 11 Poems
The Scrolls from the Dead Sea (1955)
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    Battle of the Scrolls (2 Reviews)
    The Scrolls from the Dead Sea, by Edmund Wilson
    1. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    2. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    Commonweal, December 9, 1955, pp. 260-261
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    Those Wondrous Scrolls (3 Reviews)
    The Scrolls from the Dead Sea, by Edmund Wilson
    1. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    2. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    3. The Dead Sea Scriptures in English Translation by Theodor H. Gaster
    National Review, December 8, 1956, p. 17
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    What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls? (6 Reviews)
    The Dead Sea Scrolls, by Millar Burrows
    1. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    2. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Preliminary Survey by Andre Dupont-Sommer
    3. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Originality of Christ by Geoffrey Graystone
    4. The Jewish Sect of Qumran and the Essenes by Andre Dupont-Sommer
    5. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    6. The Zadokite Fragments and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Harold Henry Rowley
    The Saturday Review, March 3, 1956, pp. 30-31
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (7 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. The Edge of the Sea by Rachel L. Carson
    2. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    3. The Jewish Sect of Qumran and the Essenes by Andre Dupont-Sommer
    4. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    5. Cards of Identity by Nigel Forbes Dennis
    6. A Charmed Life by Mary McCarthy
    7. Cash McCall by Cameron Hawley
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1955, pp. 92-97
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    The New Books (11 Reviews)
    The Question of Style
    1. The Open Mind by J. Robert Oppenheimer
    2. The Year of Decisions by Harry S. Truman
    3. The Deer Park by Norman Mailer
    4. Inside Africa by John Gunther
    5. The Pillar of Salt by Albert Memmi
    6. The Myth of Sisyphus, and Other Essays by Albert Camus
    7. The Dark Eye in Africa by Laurens van der Post
    8. The Fears Men Live By by Selma Hirsh
    9. How Far the Promised Land? by Walter Francis White
    10. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    11. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1955, pp. 84-97
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    Brief Comments (28 Reviews)
    Twenty-seven outstanding books of the previous quarter
    1. The Politics of the Prussian Army, 1640-1945 by Gordon A. Craig
    2. Continuity and Change in Russian and Soviet Thought by Ernest J. Simmons
    3. Japan's Modern Century by Hugh Borton
    4. Cities in the Wilderness by Carl Bridenbaugh
    5. Cities in Revolt: Urban Life in America, 1743-1776 by Carl Bridenbaugh
    6. Three Presidents and Their Books by Arthur Bestor, David C. Mearns, and Jonathan Daniels, ...
    7. Tinkers and Genius by Edmund Fuller
    8. Architecture, Ambition and Americans by Wayne Andrews
    9. The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States by Richard Hofstadter and Walter P. Metzger
    10. Academic Freedom in Our Time by Robert M. MacIver
    11. Facts to a Candid World by Oren Stephens
    12. Further Speculations by T.E. Hulme and Sam Hynes
    13. The Letters of George Santayana by Daniel Cory and George Santayana
    14. Cells and Societies by John Tyler Bonner
    15. On the Track of Prehistoric Man by Herbert Kuhn
    16. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    17. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    18. The Nez Perces by Francis Haines
    19. The Great Mother by Erich Neumann
    20. Hogarth's Progress by Peter Quennell
    21. Victorian People by Asa Briggs
    22. The Rungless Ladder by Charles H. Foster
    23. Marcel Proust and Deliverance from Time by Germaine Bree
    24. The Stature of Theodore Dreiser by Alfred Kazin and Charles Shapiro
    25. Japanese Literature by Donald Keene
    26. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Thomas Herbert Johnson and Emily Dickinson
    27. Emily Dickinson: An Interpretive Biography by Thomas Herbert Johnson
    28. Painted Lace and Other Pieces by Gertrude Stein
    The American Scholar, Spring 1956, pp. 238-252