Thomas Wolfe Review

Articles from Vol. 38, Annual

A First Edition That Isn't, Exactly: An Addendum to Carol Johnston's Bibliographical Entries on Thomas Wolfe's from Death to Morning
The reception of Thomas Wolfe's From Death to Morning, both with the critics and in the bookstores, has produced two bibliographical curiosities. Although the bible for the Wolfean bibliophile is Carol Johnston's 1987 bibliography, at the end of her...
A Note from the Editor
On the front cover, Lew Tilley's stirring artwork of Eugene Gant's brief affair with Laura James in Look Homeward, Angel exquisitely captures Wolfe's themes of youth, desire, and hopeful possibility. In one form or another, these themes are also found...
A Still Life
It is one of his favorite photos, though he rarely takes it out anymore. Keeps it, in fact, in the back of his cash drawer at the hardware store, with the St. Andrew's cross--silver, edged in red enamel with a blood-like drop dead center, a gift from...
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....
For the Record
"For the Record" is a brief information resource for Wolfe readers and scholars. For more information about the items in this section, please visit our website: www.thomaswolfe.org. THE ESTATE OF THOMAS WOLFE Inquiries regarding matters of copyright...
In Memoriam
Bruce Barnes, of Akron, Ohio, died 27 May 2014 at age 78. Born and raised in North Carolina, Barnes served in the Army, studied at eighteen universities (earning multiple degrees and certificates), taught high school for many years in Akron, and was...
Look Homeward, Always: Frederick Koch's Folk Artist Influence on Thomas Wolfe
Thomas Wolfe's early plays are not considered by scholars to be as thoughtful, weighty, or philosophical as his later novels, but they display for their readers a young artist with potential. (1) Learning of the arts from his father, Wolfe became extensively...
Look Homeward, Angel
Look Homeward, Angel By Ketti Frings, based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe Directed by Benard Cummings Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 3-7 December 2014. The production of Ketti Frings's 1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Look Homeward,...
Mother in a Boneyard World
The morning the fire was struck, Dewey Holdenberry, whose mama called him Dew, and sometimes her Dewbaby, came to her asking could he take his fishpole to the marshwater. She tried explaining there wasn't no water to speak of on account of the drought,...
Notes
"Notes," a feature relating and recording information on Thomas Wolfe and Wolfe studies, includes history (cultural, literary, and otherwise), biography, criticism, and reference. Some entries may inform of discoveries at length; others may simply...
Out of the West: Notes from Thomas Wolfe's Final Western Journey
Out of the West: Notes from Thomas Wolfe's Final Western Journey Edited by Mark Canada, with Nami Montgomery and Savanna Fowler N.P: Thomas Wolfe Society, 2014. xx + 38 pp. (softcover). Out of the West: Notes from Thomas Wolfe's Final Western...
Rusty Luvs Suzie
The job was a killer. I'd been on it nearly thirty years and could take retirement the following year. I'd long figured to start a business, or maybe sell cars. Anymore, that rocker looked pretty good. Weekdays, you got your locals speeding or running...
The Royal Road to Romance in the USA: Thomas Wolfe, Richard Halliburton, Eco-Tourism, and Eco-Poetry
My favorite boxes among Thomas Wolfe materials in the William B. Wisdom Collection at Harvard are those labeled "Other Papers Owned by Thomas Wolfe." (1) Two items from these boxes stand out: a little guide to public speaking that recommends "no awkward...
The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Co-winners of the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize from the North Carolina Writers' Network are Jude Whelchel of Asheville and South Carolinian Susan Levi Wallach. Both stories are published in this issue of the TWR. Of Whelchel's "Mother in a Boneyard...
Thomas Wolfe and Robert Morgan: Influence and Correspondences
Often acknowledging Thomas Wolfe's inspiration for his own writing life, Robert Morgan does his part to advance the legacy of the famous writer born thirty miles from Morgan's North Carolina home near Zirconia, close to Hendersonville and Flat Rock....
Thomas Wolfe and the Paris House of Illusion Described in the Web and the Rock
Thomas Wolfe's April 1935 note on the Scottsboro case reveals, according to Richard S. Kennedy and Paschal Reeves, "the illogic of many of Wolfe's social and political positions," and how important personal experience and intuition were to him (qtd....
Thomas Wolfe Society News
Thomas Wolfe Society Officers, 2014-2015 President George Hovis, SUNY Oneonta (george.hovis@oneonta.edu) Vice President Mark Canada, Indiana University Kokomo (canadam@iuk.edu) Treasurer Bob Powell, Birmingham, Michigan (bob.r.powell@gm.com)...
Thomas Wolfe, Transnationalism, and the (Really) Deep South
Like Thomas Wolfe himself, readers and critics of the author's fiction have been preoccupied with looking homeward. In 1938, when Margaret Mitchell learned of Wolfe's early death, she wrote to a friend to express a "distinct feeling of shock," suggesting...
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