Thomas Wolfe Review

Articles from Vol. 35, Annual

A Cosmos of His Own: Loss, Ghosts, and Loneliness in Thomas Wolfe's Fiction
But I knew that it could not come back--the cry of absence in the afternoon, the house that waited and the child that dreamed; and through the thicket of man's memory, from the enchanted wood, the dark eye and the quietface,--poor child, life's stranger...
A Note from the Editor
The portrait on our cover captures Thomas Wolfe as pensive "man of the night," apt image of one whose multifaceted works inspire the poetic, philosophical, and social approaches represented in this 2011 Thomas Wolfe Review. The journal's thirty-fifth...
"A Stone, a Leaf, a Door": The Narrative Poetics of Thomas Wolfe
From almost the beginning of Thomas Wolfe's career, readers and critics have struggled to understand and categorize the nature of his art. Although his works have most frequently been called novels and Wolfe has taken his place in the pantheon of great...
Bibliography
"Bibliography" is a list of published works that focus on Thomas Wolfe. Some entries include a brief annotation. An asterisk (*) indicates an item that appeared before the previous issue of the Thomas Wolfe Review but that became known to us only recently....
Hey, Anybody Here See Thomas Wolfe?
Star had long black hair and striking large dark brown eyes. She looked big and strong like a man and her voice had a low pleasant timbre: "What can I get for y'all?" Joe and I had wandered into this bar called the Outpost Number One in Asheville after...
In Memoriam
Frank Amendola, a longtime member of the Thomas Wolfe Society, died at home in Fletcher, North Carolina, on 25 July 2011 at age 91. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Beverly Amendola (an active member of the TWS), five children, and six...
Literary News
We've received information about five books by TWS members that are scheduled for publication in 2012: * Wiley Cash--A Land More Kind Than Home (William Morrow, 2012). Debut novel (with a title borrowed from You Can't Go Home Again) described as...
Notes
"Notes" is a feature relating and recording information on Thomas Wolfe and Wolfe studies, including history (cultural, literary, and otherwise), biography, criticism, and reference. Some entries may inform of discoveries at length; others may simply...
Notes on Thomas Wolfe: For a Talk Given at New York University, February 12, 1958
It isn't easy to find something to say about Thomas Wolfe that hasn't been said many times by many people. What I have to offer will seem little more than a reminiscence--nothing to do with those who played a really great part in his life, but showing...
Of Time-And Thomas Wolfe
There was the simple introduction: "This is the girl from New Orleans I told you about, Tom." It seemed a passing thing--an evening spent--another-and then I almost forgot it. He was struggling to the top of his vision, my life concerned with art...
The Resurrection of Dust: Thomas Wolfe, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lowes's the Road to Xanadu
In 1922 Thomas Wolfe wrote to his Chapel Hill mentor, Edwin Greenlaw, enthusiastically extolling a course he had taken during his first term at Harvard, John Livingston Lowes's "The Poets of the Romantic Period": Professor Lowes' book on Coleridge...
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Winner of the 2011 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize from the North Carolina Writers' Network was Kristin FitzPatrick of Alameda, California, for "Queen City Playhouse" (published in this issue of the TWR, pages 126-35). FitzPatrick, who is at work on a novel,...
"The Years Flow by like Water ..."
As we point out on the back cover of this issue of the Review, the Thomas Wolfe Society's return to Asheville for our 2012 meeting coincides with the 75th anniversary of Wolfe's own return to his hometown. He came back for a visit in May of 1937 after...
Thomas Wolfe, a Mountain Writer
As members of a tribe that has met every year for thirty-one years, gathering in nearly that many places where Wolfe lived and wrote or visited and wrote or passed through on a train and wrote, you know that there are as many Thomas Wolfes as there...
Thomas Wolfe and "The Girl from New Orleans"
Introduction In an 11 April 1924 letter to George Wallace, Thomas Wolfe asked his friend to deliver a "pome--writ by me" to a mutual unnamed acquaintance referred to only as "the girl from New Orleans." "If you will give it to [her] ... with my...
Thomas Wolfe, Artists, Writers, and Such
First, let me thank David Radavich, Mary Doll, and all of you for your kind invitation to speak tonight. I met David just last year, and we struck up a conversation on Thomas Wolfe, Lewis Nordan, and other southern writers, and so I was delighted when...
Thomas Wolfe as Public Intellectual
Growing up in North Carolina and studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I knew of Thomas Wolfe as an accomplished novelist, autobiographer, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He was also a fascinating person, whose intensely...
Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 20-22, 2011; Savannah, Georgia)
Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 20-22, 2011; Savannah, Georgia): Hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the Society held its thirty-third annual meeting at the Hilton DeSoto Hotel in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. On...
Thomas Wolfe's Short Fiction and the Culture of Magazine Publication
When Thomas Wolfe was eight years old, he began selling copies of the Saturday Evening Post and the Ladies' Home Journal on the streets of his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina, working for his older brother Fred who held an agency for the Curtis...
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