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  Thomas Wolfe - MSN Encarta
Wolfe was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 3, 1900, and educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University.
Wolfe's writing is characterized by a fervent lyricism and expansiveness which has been compared to that of the American poet Walt Whitman.
Wolfe wrote so unrestrainedly and at such great length that his works had to be cut drastically by his editor Maxwell Perkins.
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Thomas Wolfe is one of the great writers of the twentieth century.
Wolfe felt her interest was a disease that interfered with her duties as a wife and mother.
Wolfe was the youngest of eight children, six of whom survived to adulthood.
library.uncwil.edu /wolfe/bio.htm   (1277 words)

 Thomas Wolfe House Memorial Asheville NC
Thomas Clayton Wolfe, the youngest of eight children, was born October 3, 1900, at 92 Woodfin Street in Asheville.
Thomas Wolfe was perhaps the most overtly autobiographical of this country's major novelists.
Four years later her surviving sons and daughters sold the house to a private organization, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Association, and it opened to the public as a house museum on July 19, 1949.
www.romanticasheville.com /thomaswolfe.htm   (565 words)

 Thomas Wolfe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an important American novelist of the 20th century.
Wolfe's influence extends to the writings of famous Beat writer Jack Kerouac, and he remains one of the most important writers in modern American literature.
Wolfe's mother ran a boarding house in Asheville, and his father was a tombstone carver.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thomas_Wolfe   (759 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Thomas Wolfe - Books: Meet the Writers
Thomas Wolfe was born on October 3, 1900, among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina, a childhood which he immortalized through the creation of Eugene Gant, the hero of Look Homeward, Angel (1929).
Wolfe's apparent formlessness was both a constant source of delight and frustration to critics, many of whom felt that Wolfe was pioneering new literary ground, while others insisted that the overweening passion inherent in Wolfe's rambling narratives betrayed the author's immaturity and solipsism.
Wolfe's development as a novelist was truncated by his sudden death at the age of thirty-eight, yet the progression of his novels showcases Wolfe's ever-evolving capacities as a writer.
www.barnesandnoble.com /writers/writerdetails.asp?cid=968095   (443 words)

 AllRefer.com - Thomas Clayton Wolfe (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Wolfe's early, insistent efforts to become a playwright met with frustration and failure.
Wolfe's other publications include From Death to Morning (1935), a collection of short stories; and The Story of a Novel (1936), a record of how he wrote his second book.
Wolfe's major theme was almost always himself : his own inner and outer existence : his gropings, his pain, his self-discovery, and his endless search for an enduring faith.
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 Rest Thomas Wolfe - Thomas Wolfe's Grave LiteraryTraveler.com
Thomas Wolfe was stricken with an influenza while traveling in the Pacific Northwest.
Wolfe was terrified of hospitals, so instead of going to one when he should have, he went to recover at Dr. Ruge's sanitarium, Firlawns.
Wolfe had had TB when he was a young man. It had healed, covering over the tubercles in his lungs.
www.literarytraveler.com /summer/south/wolferest.htm   (480 words)

 Thomas Wolfe In Asheville by Gaither Stewart
Thomas Wolfe too, like Chenkin, like myself, was a wanderer and a stranger, but different from many wanderers in that his home in Asheville in the mountains of North Carolina remained forever the center of his world.
Thomas Wolfe's fictional town of Altamont, that is, Asheville, was a town of 50,000 people, at an altitude of 2,100 feet, ringed by the Blue Ridge, Pisgah and Newfoundland mountains.
Wolfe's town of the 20s, 30s and 40s was divided among the rich who lived in exclusive areas along the lakes, in the forests and on the mountainsides; the middle class and poor whites who lived in wood frame houses in town; and fls who lived segregated in wood shanties in niggertown in the downtown.
www.southerncrossreview.org /27/wolfe.htm   (2789 words)

 wolfe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At the age of 16, Wolfe entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and home on summer vacation a year later, he experienced his first love affair, which also was recaptured in his later work.
Wolfe's first published work--a poem--appeared in a university magazine in 1917, but during the earliest stages of his career he focused on neither poetry nor prose but almost exclusively on playwriting.
Although Wolfe's critical reputation might have been fixed with his first novel, his career was prolific, encompassing not only long but short fiction, as well as critical and philosophical essays.
athena.english.vt.edu /~appalach/writersS/wolfe.html   (900 words)

 Thomas Wolfe's Dixieland - Thomas Wolfe's Old Kentucky Home LiteraryTraveler.com
Wolfe had a love hate relationship with the house, his family and the town.
Wolfe's father is W.O. Gant in the novel, a mason and stonecutter, who was full of passion and joy for life, but full of a melancholy and vengeance toward his wife for the way his life had turned out.
Thomas Wolfe did not have much time left and spent the final year of his life traveling and writing.
www.literarytraveler.com /summer/south/dixieland.htm   (735 words)

 Thomas Wolfe
Wolfe painted him as a loner who is sarcastic in his denial of his love for his youngest brother.
It was, perhaps, his parental feelings toward Wolfe and their close emotional bond that eventually caused even Wolfe to feel that he was too dependent on his mentor.
Wolfe's second novel, Of Time and the River, was finally published in 1935 and was followed by a short story anthology, From Death to Morning, published that same year.
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 bios: Thomas Wolfe
Thomas Wolfe was an enormously popular American novelist during the middle of this 20th Century.
Wolfe was the youngest of eight children, six of whom survived toadulthood.
Thomas Wolfe was an enormously popular novelist during the middle of this century.
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 Amazon.fr : The Good Child's River: Livres en anglais: Thomas Wolfe,Suzanne Stutman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Fascinated by her Jewish heritage--as he was by ethnicity generally--Wolfe wished to absorb Bernstein's life as part of the "river" of time's flow and to reinvent it, while the mature, wealthy Bernstein strove as his Scheherazade to prolong their affair, sending sheafs of notes that finally taxed his patience.
Wolfe expands his focus to include stories about her family and friends, fictionalizing her family as he did his own in Look Homeward, Angel.
This publication is significant not only as proof of Wolfe's ability to venture beyond autobiography, but also as negation of the charge that he was overly dependent on his editors.
www.amazon.fr /Good-Childs-River-Thomas-Wolfe/dp/0807844578   (549 words)

 Travel: Thomas Wolfe House restored from ashes
The 6,000-square-foot, 29-room boardinghouse was where Thomas Wolfe met drifters and travelers whose personalities appeared later in his writings.
Author Thomas Wolfe and his mother, Julia, on the porch of the boardinghouse in Asheville, N.C. - Six years after fire nearly reduced the historic Thomas Wolfe House to a pile of charred rubble, the drafty old boarding house in downtown Asheville has been painstakingly restored to its 1916 condition.
That is where a young and impressionable Thomas Wolfe met drifters and travelers whose personalities and characteristics appeared later in his writings.
www.sptimes.com /2004/07/11/Travel/Thomas_Wolfe_House_re.shtml   (1062 words)

 Thomas Wolfe Honored with U.S. Postage Stamp
Wolfe graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1920 and continued his formal education at Harvard University, earning a Master of Arts Degree in 1922.
Wolfe was both a novelist and a short story writer.
The Thomas Wolfe stamp is the 17th in the Literary Arts series which began in 1979 with the John Steinbeck stamp.
www.psestamp.com /articles/article2676.chtml   (576 words)

 Thomas Wolfe Prize and Program
The Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture honor the memory of one of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's most famous alumni, Thomas Clayton Wolfe (Class of 1920).
In addition to receiving an honorarium and The Thomas Wolfe Prize medal, the honored writer comes to campus as the University's guest and delivers a lecture, which is free and open to the public.
Thomas Wolfe is best known for his novel Look Homeward, Angel, which was published to rave reviews in 1929.
www.unc.edu /depts/testenglish/SpecialPrograms/wolfe   (229 words)

 Biography of Thomas Wolfe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
North Carolina's most famous and perhaps greatest writer, Thomas Wolfe, was born in Asheville, the eighth child of a Pennsylvania stonecutter and his third wife, a hill country school teacher.
Wolfe divided the next three years between writing and travelling in the United States and Europe.
Although some in Asheville never forgave him for the truths he had told in his books, Thomas Wolfe was considered at the time of his death to be the greatest talent North Carolina had given to American literature.
www.ncwriters.org /services/lhof/inductees/twolfe.htm   (911 words)

 Thomas Wolfe - Welcome to Our City
In conjunction with the reopening of the Old Kentucky Home boardinghouse, Wolfe's childhood home, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial and the YMI Cultural Center are presenting Welcome to our City, directed by Bernie Hauserman, on Saturday, May 29 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, May 30 at 4:00 pm at the YMI Cultural Center's Ray Auditorium.
While these photos were taken some thirty years after Thomas Wolfe made his daily rounds in this neighborhood, it was still substantially similar in the 1940s to what it had been in the 1910s.
In the 1960s Wolfe's vision of the neighborhood's transformation came vividly true, as the city, with federal Urban Renewal dollars, redeveloped the neighborhood and rerouted many of the streets.
www.ymicc.org /wolfe.htm   (438 words)

 LitKicks: Thomas Wolfe
by Levi Asher (brooklyn) Sep 20, 2001 10:55 AM Thomas Wolfe, born on Oct 3, 1900 in Asheville, North Carolina, was an enormously popular novelist during the middle of this century.
It was Thomas Wolfe's writing that inspired the young Jack Kerouac to become an author.
Wolfe continued Eugene Gant's story in 'Of Time And The River' (1935), and invented a new alter ego, George Webber, for a later novel, 'You Can't Go Home Again,' which was published posthumously after Wolfe contracted tuberculosis and died suddenly during surgery on Sept 15, 1938.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=ThomasWolfe   (450 words)

 Thomas Wolfe Memorial - The Site Today
Thomas Wolfe accurately remembered the house he moved into in 1906 as a
In 1916, Wolfe's mother enlarged and modernized the house, adding electricity, additional indoor plumbing, and 11 rooms.
Thomas Wolfe died in the prime of his life of tubercular meningitis on September 15, 1938, 18 days short of his 38th birthday.
www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us /sections/hs/wolfe/Main.htm   (641 words)

 Thomas Wolfe House-- Asheville, North Carolina: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
Thomas Wolfe's father, W. Wolfe, could well afford to support the family with the earnings of the tombstone shop he owned and operated on Asheville's city square.
Thomas Wolfe was perhaps the most overtly autobiographical of this Nation's major novelists.
The Thomas Wolfe House, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 48 Spruce St. in downtown Asheville.
www.cr.nps.gov /nR/travel/asheville/wol.htm   (456 words)

 Southern Author Thomas Wolfe profiled in Southern Literary Review
Thomas Wolfe was born in 1900 in Ashville, North Carolina.
Wolfe’s loneliness was his greatest resource for writing, He rarely saw her as she worked to provide for her children.
The main character, Eugene Gant, is Thomas Wolfe, and Wolfe carried this character forward in another novel, Of Time and River, published in 1935.
www.southernlitreview.com /authors/thomas_wolfe.htm   (214 words)

 Overview: Thomas Wolfe visits the NW (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Thomas Wolfe, whose literary vitality and brief, nearly evanescent life has drawn us together this weekend, built his career upon the foundation of his small town, provincial roots.
The pity is that Wolfe didn't settle in for a while to experience a smaller slice of Northwest life, forsaking the "grand tour" for a more intimate visit to provincial Portland at its floral peak, to meet the artists and writers who were his kindred souls.
Davis, like Thomas Wolfe, had a resourceful and effusive mentality that readily led him astray; characters and situations had to be analyzed in full and with every aspect of their significance, before he could let them go.
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 Daniel Barth On Paul Blake, Jr., Thomas Wolfe and Allen Ginsberg
A thorough reading of the biographies of Wolfe, together with his letters, notebooks and published works, makes it clear that a large part of what he was after was an understanding and artistic depiction of European settlement and expansion in North America.1 In dealing with this subject matter he was inevitably led west.
Wolfe's travels in the West and his associations with writers of the region came to play a significant role in the development of his art, a role that has been underappreciated in light of his southern roots and their memorable evocation in his writing.
Wolfe's notes from this trip, later published as A Western Journal, reveal him as a bemused back- seat passenger, taking in as much as possible and jotting down reminders during their nightly stopovers, "the whole thing smacked down with the blinding speed and the variety of the trip" (Letters 773).
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 Amazon.ca: Thomas Wolfe's Civil War: Books: Thomas Wolfe,David Madden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
"Wolfe’s perspective of seeing the Civil War and its aftermath from the eyes of his Tar Heel mother and his Pennsylvania father gives a special coloring and tone to his treatment of that terrible period in American history.
Wolfe and his protagonists compare their contemporary southern landscape to visions they have conjured of its appearance before and during the war, intensely merging the past with the present.
Finally, Wolfe’s prose style--incantatory and rhapsodic--evokes the national tragedy on an emotional level and embodies his obsession with the war.
www.amazon.ca /Thomas-Wolfes-Civil-War-Wolfe/dp/0817350942   (499 words)

 North Carolina Collection-Thomas Wolfe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Thomas Wolfe on the University of North Carolina Campus, 1920
Photographs of Thomas Wolfe and the Wolfe family are located in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.
This short biographical sketch of Thomas Wolfe by C. Hugh Holman is from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography
www.lib.unc.edu /ncc/ref/tw/tw.html   (116 words)

 Lesson 6: Thomas Wolfe, Looking Inward
Unlike James, Thomas Wolfe was a highly passionate writer who captured the emotional sides of the human experience in his novel Look Homeward, Angel.
Thomas Wolfe built his reputation largely on his first novel, the highly autobiographical Look Homeward, Angel (1929).
Wolfe generally changed the names of his characters and settings and thus hid the factual bases for his novel behind a disguise that is at times comically thin: Chapel Hill became Pulpit Hill, for example, and Raleigh becomes Sidney—the name of another Elizabethan poet.
www.uncp.edu /home/canada/work/markport/lit/amlit1/fall2002/06wolfe.htm   (1867 words)

 Thomas Wolfe - Reviews on RateItAll
Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was a novelist of great breadth and stamina.
Wolfe’s narratives are full of fond remembrance and a sweeping sense of prose, differing sparse, clinical work of his peers.
Wolfe was a tremendous influence on Jack Kerouac, and to a lesser extent, Saul Bellow, Thomas Pynchon and John Barth, which tells you plenty about the North Carolinian's depth and impact.
www.rateitall.com /i-12992-thomas-wolfe.aspx   (389 words)

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