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If You Like Thomas Wolfe
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									Thomas WolfeThomas Wolfe
A larger than life figure -- like his contemporary, Ernest Hemingway -- Thomas Wolfe embodied a particularly American vision of the restless and eager writer, taking in the totality of his life experience and turning it into a gigantic, unwieldy vision in prose. With the publication of his semiautobiographical Look Homeward, Angel in 1929, Wolfe announced his dramatic entrance on the stage of modern fiction; but an early death made his exit sadly premature.

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Thomas Wolfe
Also Known As:
Thomas Clayton Wolfe (full name)
Date of Birth:
October 3, 1900
Place of Birth:
Asheville, North Carolina
Date of Death:
September 15, 1938
Place of Death:
Baltimore, Maryland
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1920; M.A., Harvard University, 1922; further graduate study, 1923

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Published Works

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								Look Homeward, Angel, Author: 
								Thomas Wolfe, Maxwell E. Perkins (Introduction).

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Look Homeward, Angel
by Thomas Wolfe, Maxwell E. Perkins (Introduction)
The New York Times Book Review called this book that broke Wolfe into the literary limelight "enormously sensuous, full of the joy and gusto of life, and shrinkingly sensitive, torn with revulsion and disgust. Mr. Wolfe's style is sprawling, fecund, subtly rhythmic, and amazingly vital."

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								You Can't Go Home Again, Author: 
								Thomas Wolfe.
*  Look Homeward, Angel (1929)
*  Of Time and the River: A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth (1935)
*  From Death to Morning, Vol. 1 (1935)
*  Web and the Rock (1939)
*  You Can't Go Home Again (1940)

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The Man Behind the Writer

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								Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, Author: 
								A. Scott Berg.

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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius
by A. Scott Berg
It's pretty safe to say that without legendary editor Maxwell Perkins, there would be no Thomas Wolfe. Berg's portrait introduces us to the man who shaped Wolfe, Hemingway and Fitzgerald.