„Wilson was not, in the academic sense, a scholar or historian. He was an enormous reader, one of those readers who are perpetually on the scent from book to book. He was the old-style man of letters, but galvanized and with the iron of purpose in him.“

—  V. S. Pritchett, "Edmund Wilson: Towards Revolution", p. 141
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