Thomas Wolfe


Born
in Asheville, North Carolina, The United States
October 03, 1900

Died
September 15, 1938

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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 American culture and the mores of that period, albeit filtered through Wolfe's sensitive, sophisticated and hyper-analytical perspective. He became widely known during his own lifetime.

Wolfe inspired the works of many other authors, including Betty Smith with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek, and Prince of Tides author P
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“Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.”
Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again

“I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once.”
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Polls

April 2018 New School Poll

 
  65 votes, 17.7%

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, 181 pages, 1945
 
  46 votes, 12.5%

 
  34 votes, 9.3%

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, 240 pages, 1902
 
  33 votes, 9.0%

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages, 1932
 
  29 votes, 7.9%

Blindness by José Saramago, 326 pages, 1995
 
  28 votes, 7.6%

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald, 225 pages, 1932
 
  22 votes, 6.0%

 
  21 votes, 5.7%

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, 232 pages, 1938
 
  21 votes, 5.7%

Native Son by Richard Wright, 504 pages, 1940
 
  18 votes, 4.9%

The Ambassadors by Henry James, 528 pages, 1903
 
  11 votes, 3.0%

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, 688 pages, 1933
 
  11 votes, 3.0%

At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien, 239 pages, 1939
 
  10 votes, 2.7%

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson, 176 pages, 1987
 
  9 votes, 2.5%

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, 345 pages, 1974
 
  4 votes, 1.1%

 
  3 votes, 0.8%

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, 644 pages, 1929
 
  2 votes, 0.5%

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