Thomas Wolfe's classic coming-of-age novel, first published in 1929, is a work of epic grandeur, evoking a time and place with extraordinary lyricism ...Show synopsisThomas Wolfe's classic coming-of-age novel, first published in 1929, is a work of epic grandeur, evoking a time and place with extraordinary lyricism and precision. Set in Altamont, North Carolina, this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of a restless young man who longs to escape his tumultuous family and his small town existence.Hide synopsis
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Description:Giardino, Patrik-cover photograph of man on railroad tracks. New...Giardino, Patrik-cover photograph of man on railroad tracks. New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Audience: General/trade. Large format paperback in excellent condition. 512 pages. Robert Morgan wrote the forward, praised the works of Wolfe. Thomas Wolfe wrote about the people and events around his home in Asheville, and even though some of the events actually happened, when Thomas wrote about them, they seemed so much more real in his book. "Elevated, poetic prose. "
Description:New. The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one...New. The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one of America's foremost Southern writers A legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Wolfe published Look Homeward, Angel, his first novel,
This is a book about people and family and a time period. The family is dysfunctional to say the least and it is probably the first book to really address this issue. Eugene Gant is a young boy growing up in North Carolina at the turn of the twentieth century. His father is an alcoholic, his mother, an opportunist, somewhat cold, independent and not traditional. He has several brothers and sisters all with emotional baggage. Eugene Gant is lost and his family is lost and the world, in the eyes of Thomas Wolfe, is lost. Even Eugene, the hero of the story, is complex and often not likable because he seems to have no footing. He is trying to find meaning and happiness and ultimately turns to books and education. It is clearing autobiographical. Eugene Gant is what Thomas Wolfe was as a boy.
The book is beautifully written and is seminal for all American literature that follows. One can clearly see why Jack Kerouac was so profoundly influenced by the autobiographical style and psychological insight into the minds of the characters.
As a resident and an individual with family heritage in North Carolina, as well as living in a neighboring town to Asheville, NC; Thomas Wolfe's birthplace and original home, the swell of emotion rises to my throat when I think of or re-read Look Homeward Angel. Many people say that his life was tragic, heart breaking and ended too soon. People say that he did not live to realize his true genious as a writer. Thomas Wolfe was a master story teller who wove any reader into his story by the intricate ebb and flow of reality and fiction. The privledge is to journey along with his story as reader's will find their own meaning within. Wolfe has been noted to have influenced powerful southern writers such as James Dickey and William Styron. I agree.
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