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Eric G. Wilson

Eric G. Wilson
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Eric G. Wilson is the Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the author of Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can't Look Away, Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, The Mercy of Eternity: A Memoir of Depression and Grace, and five books on the relationship between literature and psychology.

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Keep It Fake

Keep It Fake

Eric G. Wilson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sarah Crichton Books

We love these commands, especially in America, because they invoke what we love to believe: that there is an authentic self to which we can be true. But while we mock Tricky Dick and Slick Willie,...

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Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck

Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck

Eric G. Wilson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sarah Crichton Books

Why can't we look away?Whether we admit it or not, we're fascinated by evil. Dark fantasies, morbid curiosities, Schadenfreude: as conventional wisdom has it, these are...

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Against Happiness
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Against Happiness

Eric G. Wilson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sarah Crichton Books

We are addicted to happiness. More than any other generation, Americans today believe in the power of positive thinking. But who says we're supposed to be happy? In Against Happiness, the...

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