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by John Bassett

Author: John Bassett
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Scarecrow Press; First Edition edition (July 11, 1996)
Pages: 456 pages
Category: Reference
Rating: 4.7
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Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American novelist of the early twentieth century. Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels as well as many short stories, dramatic works, and novellas. He is known for mixing highly original,. He is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing.

Thomas Wolfe was a notable American novelist from the early 20th century. Wolfe could not recover his health, and he died at Johns Hopkins of tuberculosis of the brain shortly before his 38th birthday. He first attended the University of North Carolina and then Harvard University before moving to New York City in 1923. It was there that he wrote his most popular work, Look Homeward, Angel (1929), an autobiographical piece centering on his alter ego, Eugene Gant. The book was generally well-received upon publication, but Wolfe was bitterly displeased with it, blaming Perkins for the unsatisfactory form of the final product.

The sequel to Thomas Wolfe's remarkable first novel, Look Homeward, Angel, Of Time and the River is one of the great .

The sequel to Thomas Wolfe's remarkable first novel, Look Homeward, Angel, Of Time and the River is one of the great classics of American literature.

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Thomas Wolfe, photograph by Carl Van Vechten, 1937. Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was a twentieth century American novelist and short story writer. Thomas Wolfe was born in the mountain resort town Asheville, North Carolina, the last born of a large middle-class family. His mother, Julia E. Wolfe, was a successful real estate speculator, and his father, William Oliver Wolfe, was a tombstone maker. The book was banned from the public library and people were encouraged not to read it. Death threats were even sent to Wolfe, and it was not until 1937, that he would feel safe enough to return to the town.

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During the Depression, Wolfe's fiction struck a chord in a middle America that yearned for a romantic and intellectually serious affirmation of the American experience. Entries in the bibliography are divided into five parts: books on Wolfe, reviews and critical articles of each of his four novels, reviews and critical articles on his other literary work, general studies, and a final section on other materials including dissertations. Bassett's introduction provides a brief history of Wolfe's critical reception during and after his lifetime. With an index of critics.