Thomas Wolfe's bestselling sequel toLook Homeward, Angelis a
majestic, exuberant summation of the American experience; a novel
about the need to escape and the desire for home.
Thomas Wolfe (Author)
Thomas Wolfe was born in North Carolina in 1900. His mother ran a boarding house and his father a gravestone business; Wolfe was the youngest of their eight children. His first novel, Look Homeward, Angel, was published in 1929, followed by Of Time and the River in 1935, both heavily revised by his influential editor, Max Perkins. Wolfe died in 1938 from tuberculosis, aged thirty-seven.
Elizabeth Kostova (Introducer)
Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the novels The Historian (2005) and The Swan Thieves (2010).
In 1949, when I was sixteen, I stumbled on Thomas Wolfe, who died
at thirty-eight in 1938, and who made numerous adolescents aside
from me devotees of literature for life -- Philip Roth
He had that flair for the extravagant and fantastic which has been an American characteristic from Irving and Poe to Dashiell Hammett -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wolfe wrote as one inspired. No one in his generation had his command of language, his passion, his energy * New Yorker *
The product of an immense exuberance, organic in its form, kinetic, and drenched with the love of life ... I rejoice over Mr. Wolfe -- Richard Aldington