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Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
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Mar 05, 08

bookshelves: classic
Read in January, 1981

This was a very long book to get through. I read it after reading a biography of Max Perkins, the editor at Scribner's who so influenced Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The final version of Look Homeward, Angel had been cut in length significally, so, as editor, he had more than a few challenges with his author.
The prose and style reflect the time in which it was written. Wolfe agonized over every word which made me feel guilty when I found sometimes found passages too long to complete.
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