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Thomas Wolfe

(1900—1938) American novelist


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(1900–38),

American novelist, made his name with his vast autobiographical novel Look Homeward, Angel (1929), which describes the adolescence of Eugene Gant; this was followed by a sequel, Of Time and the River (1935), and various posthumous works, which include The Web and the Rock (1939) and its sequel You Can't Go Home Again (1940). Wolfe's undisciplined work owed much in its published form to editorial assistance, but its emotional power won many readers.

Subjects: Literature.


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