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About the Author
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.
Date of Birth:October 3, 1900
Date of Death:September 15, 1938
Place of Birth:Asheville, North Carolina
Place of Death:Baltimore, Maryland
Education:B.A., University of North Carolina, 1920; M.A., Harvard University, 1922; further graduate study, 1923