An essayist who really laid it on the line in his abrasive book, Generation of Vipers; a deep-sea fisherman who can tell a fish story which is both exciting and plausible, as he proves in one of his recent volumes, Denizens of the Deep, PHILIP WYLIEis a free lance who divides his residence between New York City and Florida. He is a lean man who likes his food — that is, when his mother-in-law or his wife has cooked it; but, for the rest, he thinks that American food has lost the flavor and fragrance for which it once was famous.
PHILIP WYLIE reminds us that the United States is the only one of the great powers that has not yet been tested in civilian defense. He has no question as to our courage, but he seriously questions some of the impractical directives that have been prepared, in the event that our cities come under attach. American novelist and critic, Mr. Wylie writes prose that cracks like a whip, as anyone knows who has read his Generation of Vipers. He left Princeton at the end of three years to work as a press agent and as one of the editors of the New Yorker; today he is a free lance dividing his time between fiction and books in which he scrutinizes the American character.
American novelist, sportsman, and critic, PHILIP WYLIE writes prose that cracks like a whip, as anyone knows who has read his Generation of Vipers. He left Princeton at the end of three years to work as a press agent and then as one of the editors of the New Yorker and as a film writer. Today, as a free lance. he does most of his writing in Florida, and between books he travels to New York or Europe to recharge his batteries.
PHILIP WYLIEis an American novelist and critic with a prose that cracks like a whip. Since he intended to become a doctor, his education was largely scientific. But he left Princeton at the end of three years to work as a press agent, then as one of the editors of the New Yorker and as a film writer. Later he became a free lance, traveling extensively in Europe and Russia and making his headquarters in Florida, where most of his writing is done.