The Press: Bunny for Kip

Chosen to fill Clifton ("Kip") Fadiman's job as New Yorker book reviewer (TIME, Sept. 27) was intellectually supercharged Edmund ("Bunny") Wilson, 48, whose reputation as a critic is perhaps overshadowed only by that of T.S. Eliot.

Wilson worked for the New York Sun, served overseas in World War I, was managing editor of the now-defunct Vanity Fair in 1920, associate editor of the New Republic from 1926 to 1931. Since then he has been writing the books that have made him the foremost intellectual's intellectual in the U.S. (Axel's Castle, To the Finland Station, The Triple Thinkers}, now lives quietly with his...

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