The Starwick Episodes (Southern Literary Studies)

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Richard Kennedy (English, Temple U.), a biographer of Thomas Wolfe, discovered these unpublished sections of Wolfe's second autobiographical novel, Of Time and the River , at Harvard University's Houghton Library. The episodes, deleted by Wolfe's editor at Scribner's, flesh out the relationship between the main character, Eugene Gant, and his college friend, Francis Starwick, and include a scene in which Gant and Starwick visit a Parisian brothel. Also included are details of the life of Kenneth Raisbeck, the man Wolfe based the character of Starwick upon. Paper edition (1975-X), $11.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Richard S. Kennedy discovered some excised passages among the Wolfe papers at Harvard university's Houghton Library. In The Starwick Episodes he has arranged them sequentially and indicated their position in the original manuscript.

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Richard S. Kennedy (1920--2003) was a professor emeritus of English at Temple University, the biographer of Thomas Wolfe and E. E. Cummings, and the author or editor of numerous other literary works, including Literary New Orleans: Essays and Meditations and Welcome to Our City, by Thomas Wolfe.

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