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The Autobiography of an American Novelist

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Paperback, 151 pages
Published December 12th 1983 by Harvard University Press (first published January 1st 1983)
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Some people may find the title of this book slightly misleading, as it is actually comprised of the complete texts of two lectures given by Wolfe on the subject of writing, along with a short introduction by Leslie Field. The first of these, "The Story Of A Novel" was actually published in book form in 1936, and focuses on the writing of Wolfe's second novel, "Of Time And The River". It's fascinating to read about how the original text was around a million words long (!) and how it was edited ...more
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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, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas. He is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing. His books, written and published from the 1920s to the 1940s, vividly reflect on
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