Thomas Wolfe Review

Articles from Vol. 39, Annual

A Flash of Fire: Pat Conroy, Thomas Wolfe, and Our Three Cents' Worth
Taps sounded over the barracks. The music of sleep, the music of death.... --Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline In February 2016, while this issue of the Thomas Wolfe Review was in editorial production, Pat Conroy revealed that he had recently...
A Note from the Editor
Teaching has played a crucial role in furthering the academic study of Thomas Wolfe. The relationship between teaching and scholarship about Wolfe remains important today, perhaps now more than ever. In this issue, readers will find articles by established...
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....
By the Wind Grieved, Ghosts, Come Back Again: Thomas Wolfe and Arthur Miller
Address to the Thomas Wolfe Society, Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting, 23 May 2015, Albany New York. Ghosts are intimately connected with place. We know what terrain Bronte's Heathcliff and Cathy roam, know where Hawthorne's Judge Pyncheon hides, know...
Chokedamp
In the blue dawn light my brother paced, his boots pounding loud and the smoke of his cigarette curling under my half-closed bedroom door. John had Mom's beauty made manly, sharp features, long bones and straight teeth. "Hey, Billy," he called out....
Decadent Decay: The Complexity of Social Corruption, Consciousness, and Critique in Watchmen and You Can't Go Home Again
Alan Moore's Rorschach in Watchmen and Thomas Wolfe's George Webber in You Can't Go Home Again are the prominent male protagonists in their respective stories; both are characterized by a compulsion to express their dissatisfaction with current social...
For Posterity's Sake: A Supplement to "Always Yours, Max"
For Posterity's Sake: A Supplement to "Always yours, Max" Edited by David Strange and Alice R. Cotten Introduction by J. Todd Bailey N.p.: Thomas Wolfe Society, 2014. xviii + 38 pp. (softcover). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As noted in Todd...
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...
Gant among the Hudson Valley Rich: Class and Craft
"Who is the gentleman with the dog?" he asked of the old woman who had reappeared.... "That is Monsieur le Comte" "And the other?" "That is Monsieur le Marquis. "A marquis?" said Christopher.... "Oh, then he's not the butler!" --Henry...
Genius
Genius Directed by Michael Grandage; screenplay by John Logan (based on Maxwell Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg); performed by Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, and Dominic West. Desert Wolf Productions;...
"Habe Ich ein Schweinsgesicht?" A 1935 Self-Caricature by Thomas Wolfe
Ever since one of them blew down a couple of poorly built houses, wolves have had a reputation for being mean to pigs. Of course, the pigs in the story ultimately get the better of the wolf by using brick, the preferred building material of George...
In Memoriam
Leonard Beerman, longtime TWS member, founding rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, and a well-known advocate for civil rights, nuclear disarmament, and interfaith dialogue, died 24 December 2014 at age 93. A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, he...
Just Wait
I'm in love with Sam. I sit in front of him in geometry and put my foot just right, toe on the floor, heel up, as far back as I can reach. I don't have to wait long for his shoe to find the sole of mine. Tap, tap, rest. It is like this every day. Sixth...
"Lost and Found, Lost and Found": Remembering Thomas Wolfe and My Father
"O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again." That famous refrain is one most readers of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel know by heart. It is a puzzling line, really. So what is a wind-grieved ghost exactly? Without pressing poetry...
Magic Again: Selected Poems on Thomas Wolfe
Magic Again: Selected Poems on Thomas Wolfe Edited by David Radavich and David Strange N.p.: Thomas Wolfe Society, 2015. x + 82 pp. (softcover). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Thomas Wolfe Society's 36th annual special publication boldly explores...
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...
Painting the Door
Every day, she considered leaving. She had had enough: of tugging cholla needles out of the dog's nose with pliers, of pulling frozen diapers off the line, of cowboys smoking in the kitchen. Even of the fragrant cedars and pines up the hill, the soft...
Teaching Thomas Wolfe in the Twenty-First Century: A Roundtable
At the 2015 meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society in Albany, New York, a panel consisting of university professors who regularly teach Wolfe's works and of recent graduates who first encountered texts by Wolfe in a college classroom convened to recount...
Thomas Wolfe and the Mythical Method
The phrase "the mythical method" was coined by T. S. Eliot. Describing Joyce's Ulysses in a 1923 essay in the Dial, he stated: "In using the myth, in manipulating a continuous parallel between contemporaneity and antiquity, Mr. Joyce is pursuing a...
Thomas Wolfe's Diagnosis of Leroy Dock
I At North State Fitting School in Asheville, young Thomas Wolfe met and became friends with Leroy Dock. They took classes together. A boarding student from Balsam in Jackson County, North Carolina, just west of Waynesville, Dock had been born and...
Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 22-24, 2015; Albany, New York)
Thomas Wolfe Society Meeting (May 22-24, 2015; Albany, New York): The Society held its thirty-seventh annual meeting at the Albany Hilton in Albany, New York, beginning with the Board of Directors meeting on Friday morning. That afternoon, Society...
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