Of Time and the River (Penguin Modern Classics)

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The second novel by the great American novelist now the subject of a major new film Genius starring Jude Law Colin Firth Dominic West and Nicole Kidman It is 1920 and Eugene Gant leaves the American South for Harvard New York and Europe determined to make his way as a writer On the boat home he meets Esther Jack the woman who is to dominate his life Autobiographical vital and passionate Wolfes second novel blazes with energy and life Wolfes first novel Look Homeward Angel is also now available in Penguin Classics Together the two novels tell the story of Eugene Gant Wolfes fictional alterego as he grows up in a dysfunctional family in the American South and discovers his true vocation as a writer This new edition includes an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova author of The Historian

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Thomas Wolfe (Author) Thomas Wolfe was born in North Carolina in 1900. His mother ran a boarding house and his father a gravestone business; Wolfe was the youngest of their eight children. His first novel, Look Homeward, Angel, was published in 1929, followed by Of Time and the River in 1935, both heavily revised by his influential editor, Max Perkins. Wolfe died in 1938 from tuberculosis, aged thirty-seven.Elizabeth Kostova (Introducer) Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the novels The Historian (2005) and The Swan Thieves (2010).

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In 1949, when I was sixteen, I stumbled on Thomas Wolfe, who died at thirty-eight in 1938, and who made numerous adolescents aside from me devotees of literature for life -- Philip Roth He had that flair for the extravagant and fantastic which has been an American characteristic from Irving and Poe to Dashiell Hammett -- F. Scott Fitzgerald Wolfe wrote as one inspired. No one in his generation had his command of language, his passion, his energy * New Yorker * The product of an immense exuberance, organic in its form, kinetic, and drenched with the love of life ... I rejoice over Mr. Wolfe -- Richard Aldington

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