Thomas Wolfe

American writer Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Clayton Wolfe was a major American novelist of the early 20th century. Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas. He is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing.
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; ‘Life Itself’ by Roger Ebert - Review
NYTimes - over 6 years
Roger Ebert , the only film critic with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has written more than a dozen books about movies. He has also written one about “the mystery and romance of the rice cooker.” And he presides over what may be the most industrious blog in all of moviedom, rogerebert.com, which is packed with news, reviews and
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Asheville is a lively Blue Ridge Mountain gem - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Google News - over 6 years
Cultural sites include the boardinghouse where author Thomas Wolfe lived; once run by his mother, the restored yellow Victorian building is open for tours daily except Monday; 52 N. Market St., www.wolfememorial.com/ or 828-253-8304
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A Poet's Education - Durham Herald Sun
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Chapel Hill — When North Carolina novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote, he set out to unfurl on the pages of his ledgers what his second novel “Of Time and the River” called the “strange and bitter miracle of life
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Lively Asheville Is 'Berkeley of the Blue Ridge' - ABC News
Google News - over 6 years
Cultural sites include the boardinghouse where author Thomas Wolfe lived; once run by his mother, the restored yellow Victorian building is open for tours daily except Monday; 52 N. Market St., http://www.wolfememorial.com/ or 828-253-8304
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NEA leader, NC values - News & Observer
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WASHINGTON -- Most North Carolina students are familiar with native son Thomas Wolfe's novel, "You Can't Go Home Again." The title has become a popular adage in American culture, even among people who haven't read the book
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Can't go there: Valley Views - Plain Dealer (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
By Joan Rusek, Sun News You can't go home again, Thomas Wolfe, wrote before he took ill and died in 1938. Wolfe had his reasons, as I have mine. The North Carolina author frequently included fragments of his native Asheville in his books
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Peny County Opera House to feature art of Tom Wolfe - Zanesville Times Recorder
Google News - over 6 years
NEW LEXINGTON -- The Perry County Opera House and Cultural Arts Center (PCOHACAC) will kick off a Third Sunday Fall Art Series on Sunday featuring as its first artist Thomas Wolfe, of Junction City. Wolfe's work will be featured from 1 to 5 pm Sunday
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A desire left unfulfilled - Boston Globe
Google News - over 6 years
The unfinished novel, the boffo final story, and the unwritten memoir loom especially large when the writer dies young; and so the careers of artists such as Edgar Allan Poe, Jack London, Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O'Connor, and our subject here,
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Jacksonville native Jason Spitz liked Jaguars over other options - Florida Times-Union
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By Vito Stellino Guard Jason Spitz is proving Thomas Wolfe wrong: He's showing you can go home again. The Bolles graduate, who starred at Louisville for four seasons and then spent five years with the Green Bay Packers after being drafted in the third
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Mike Modano: “I think that was the swan song” - msnbc.com
Google News - over 6 years
Thomas Wolfe would be proud. This time last season, there was a bit of a bidding war between the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks for the 20-year veteran's services. When Detroit acquired his services, it seemed like the quintessential Red Wings
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Hot shows in the Asheville area - Asheville Citizen-Times
Google News - over 6 years
Fleet Foxes, 8 pm Oct. 4, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. $35 at the Civic Center box office and www.ticketmaster.com Natalie Grant and Jeff Allen, today, Biltmore Estate South Terrace. www.biltmore.com Michael W. Smith, Saturday, Biltmore Estate South
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HAWKINS: It appears you can go home again - Odessa American
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In the 1940 novel “You Can't Go Home Again,” Thomas Wolfe contends that when you leave your hometown for bigger and better things, it is impossible to return, and you darn sure better know you can't relive your glory days or those
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Learn about the tour of The Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Aug. 13 - Mountain Xpress (blog)
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Here in Asheville, the “Old Kentucky Home”, known today as the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, possesses dozens of pieces of original furniture that date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After a devastating fire in July 1998, much of the furniture
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Fleet Foxes announce they'll play Asheville's Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Mountain Xpress
Google News - over 6 years
Headlining the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium a long way from an opening slot at the Grey Eagle — which is what Fleet Foxes were doing last time they were Asheville. As Xpress photographer Rich Orris reminds us, that was March,
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DELMARVA MOMS: Going home allows new perspective - Delmarva Daily Times
Google News - over 6 years
It was Thomas Wolfe who said “You can't go home again.” He had a point; things are never the same once you leave and come back. Although it's a wistful statement, I think there is a bit of good that can be said for coming back home with a different
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Review: Costello spins gold at Wolfe Auditorium show - News Record and Sentinel
Google News - over 6 years
Elvis Costello performs Tuesday night at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 7/19/11 / John Coutlakis / jcoutlakis@citizen-times.com ASHEVILLE — If the music game ever goes sour for Elvis Costello, the singer could probably find a whole new career as a game
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    THIRTIES
  • 1938
    Age 37
    In 1938, after submitting over one million words of manuscript to his new editor, Edward Aswell, Wolfe left New York for a tour of the West.
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  • 1937
    Age 36
    Wolfe returned to Asheville in the summer of 1937 for the first time since publication of his first book.
    In 1937, Chickamauga, his short story set during the US Civil War battle of the same name, was published.
  • 1936
    Age 35
    Wolfe spent much time in Europe and was especially popular and at ease in Germany, where he made many friends. However, in 1936 he witnessed incidents of discrimination against the Jews, which upset him and changed his mind about the political developments in the country.
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  • 1934
    Age 33
    In 1934, Maxim Lieber served as his literary agent.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1926
    Age 25
    Wolfe returned to Europe in the summer of 1926 and began writing the first version of an autobiographical novel entitled O Lost.
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  • 1925
    Age 24
    In October 1925, she and Wolfe became lovers and remained so for five years.
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    On his return voyage in 1925, he met Aline Bernstein (1882–1955), a scene designer for the Theatre Guild.
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  • 1924
    Age 23
    He sailed to Europe in October 1924 to continue writing.
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    In February 1924, he began teaching English as an instructor at New York University (NYU), a position he occupied periodically for almost seven years.
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  • 1923
    Age 22
    Wolfe visited New York City again in November 1923 and solicited funds for UNC, while trying to sell his plays to Broadway.
    Wolfe continued to study for another year with Baker in the 47 Workshop, which produced his ten-scene play Welcome to Our City in May 1923.
  • 1922
    Age 21
    In 1922, Wolfe received his master's degree from Harvard.
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  • 1921
    Age 20
    Two versions of his play The Mountains were performed by Baker's 47 Workshop in 1921.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1920
    Age 19
    Wolfe graduated from UNC with a B.A. in June 1920.
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  • 1919
    Age 18
    Another of his plays, The Third Night, was performed by the Playmakers in December 1919.
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    Aspiring to be a playwright, in 1919 Wolfe enrolled in a playwriting course.
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  • 1916
    Age 15
    Wolfe lived in the boarding house on Spruce Street until he went to college in 1916.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 5
    In 1906 Julia Wolfe bought a boarding house named "Old Kentucky Home" at nearby 48 Spruce Street in Asheville, taking up residence there with her youngest son while the rest of the family remained at the Woodfin Street residence.
  • 1900
    Born
    Born on October 3, 1900.
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