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Look Homeward, Angel By Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel Look Homeward, Angel A Story of the Buried Life is a novel by Thomas Wolfe.It is Wolfe s first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American coming of age story The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe Look Homeward, Angel A Story of the Buried Life is a novel by Thomas Wolfe It is Wolfe s first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American Bildungsroman. Thomas Wolfe Quotes, Books Education Biography Sep , Thomas Wolfe was a major American novelist of the early th century, notable for his first book, s Look Homeward, Angel. Homeward Bound Emotional Ending Try Not Crying or Nov , This is the ending of Homeward Bound The Incredible Journey It s a test to emotional men and women around the world Do you pass the test I do not own any Thomas Wolfe Author of Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Clayton Wolfe October , September , was an American novelist of the early twentieth century Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas. Maxwell Perkins William Maxwell Evarts Max Perkins September , June , was an American book editor, best remembered for discovering authors Ernest Angel Quotes BrainyQuote The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Angel Trap Saw Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia The Angel Trap is a trap from the Saw franchise, appearing in Saw III The victim of this trap had a leather harness, which was secured by a padlock, put on his or her body and was suspended slightly above the floor by two chains Attached to the victim s back was a heavy metal device with two Transportation Travel for Military Veterans Homeward Bound Adirondacks now offers a volunteer driven Veteran Transportation service The van is available with hour notice for veterans, their families, and caregivers Shorter notice is possible for emergency situations. History of Angel Island Immigration Station Angel Island As part of this system, Immigration officials planned a new facility on Angel Island, the largest island in the San Francisco Bay, far from the mainland.

  • Title: Look Homeward, Angel
  • Author: Thomas Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9780743297318
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • The stunning, classic coming of age novel written by one of America s foremost Southern writersA legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O Connor, Thomas Wolfe published Look Homeward, Angel, his first novel, about a young man s burning desire to leave his small town and tumultuous family in search of a better life, in 1929 It gave the world proof of hiThe stunning, classic coming of age novel written by one of America s foremost Southern writersA legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O Connor, Thomas Wolfe published Look Homeward, Angel, his first novel, about a young man s burning desire to leave his small town and tumultuous family in search of a better life, in 1929 It gave the world proof of his genius and launched a powerful legacy.The novel follows the trajectory of Eugene Gant, a brilliant and restless young man whose wanderlust and passion shape his adolescent years in rural North Carolina Wolfe said that Look Homeward, Angel is a book made out of my life, and his largely autobiographical story about the quest for a greater intellectual life has resonated with and influenced generations of readers, including some of today s most important novelists Rich with lyrical prose and vivid characterizations, this twentieth century American classic will capture the hearts and imaginations of every reader.
    Look Homeward Angel The stunning classic coming of age novel written by one of America s foremost Southern writersA legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O Connor Thomas Wolfe published Look Homewa

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    1. This book is a masterpiece that I wouldn t recommended to my worst enemy It is dense, repetitive, overly descriptive to the nth degree, filled with page after page of infuriating, hard to like characters, and or less moves like molasses It also is possibly the most beautifully written, poetic and longing book I ve read I ve cradled it and put it aside variously over the course of the last month and a half during one of the most difficult and trying periods of my life the loss of my job, leaving [...]

    2. While visiting Asheville, NC, in May, we boarded a trolley at the Visitor s Center for a guided tour of the city Uncle Ted was our driver, a retired high school history teacher with a great sense of humor but an occasionally hard to decipher accent He took umbrage if we didn t always laugh at his jokes but often we were just a little slow to parse out his meaning But what soon became very apparent was how much the city of Asheville loves its authors and none so than Thomas Wolfe 1900 1938 His f [...]

    3. Rating 2.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says A legendary author on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O Connor, Thomas Wolfe published Look Homeward, Angel, his first novel, about a young man s burning desire to leave his small town and tumultuous family in search of a better life, in 1929 It gave the world proof of his genius and launched a powerful legacy.The novel follows the trajectory of Eugene Gant, a brilliant and restless young man whose wanderlust and passion shape his adolescent years in r [...]

    4. This book is my nemesis.No, seriously I ve been trying to read it for almost six years I ve tried to read it in the spring, the summer, the fall, the winter on planes, on the bus, on the El, in Chicago, in Balti, in North Carolina And every single time, I stall out about 60% of the way through.Stargate Atlantis fans think that John Sheppard s still trying to read War and Peace after three years in the Pegasus Galaxy I canonically can t finish Look Homeward, Angel.I know it shouldn t bother me I [...]

    5. sometimes books have to be read at a certain time in your life for me this one was the perfect end to college i finished this two days after graduation after all of my friends departed for points unknown or home i was laying in the grass at fordham in the bronx with the sun shining and with the words my mother spoke to me when she dropped me off four years earlier she said, you won t be back and i told her i would but reading this finishing it in the grass in the bronx with everyone who had been [...]

    6. Look Homeward, Angel, A Story of Buried Life Or, Why I Can t Go Home AgainLook Homeward, Angel, First Edition, Charles Scribner s Sons, NY, NY, 1929The manuscript Thomas Wolfe submitted to master editor Maxwell Perkins was not titled Look Homeward, Angel, A Story of Buried Life Rather, Wolfe had chosen O Lost A Story of the Buried Life.Thomas Wolfe, a buried life I call Perkins the master editor for he was already responsible for neatening up the works of Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald [...]

    7. Why on earth was I so driven to read this book I, who eschew excess words and have no problem wiping them out of my own books and the work I edit I first read Look Homeward, Angel when I was in junior high school I retained none of the story, only my reaction to it awe For than forty years, the yellowing hardcover that my father purchased at Macy s per the stamp on the back end paper has been on my top shelf near the ceiling a shelf of books that I rescued from death by mildew in my mother s ga [...]

    8. I saw and loved the movie Genius about Max Perkins and Thomas Wolfe and realized I d skipped this one as a kid I definitely shouldn t have.

    9. When Thomas Wolfe is at his best, his writing is inspired, lyrical and athletic Clearly, the work may be considered by some to be self indulgent as the story line stays pretty close to home Home is located in the hills of western North Carolina at his mother s boarding house, Dixieland When a writer is fixed on his or her autobiography, and in Wolfe s case this involves his childhood, early youth and college education, the writing seems non fiction than fiction This story is essentially Wolfe s [...]

    10. The first line A destiny that leads from the English to the Dutch is strange enough Oh, really This book has definitely not aged well he has little sympathy for people who are so far outside the right people as to not be of English stock I would guess he thought being a Yankee well nigh unforgivable.That said, there s something haunting about Wolfe s prose, which often reads almost like prose poem Which of us has not remained forever prison pent Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone O [...]

    11. Granted, I went into this book wanting to like it I had heard good things from Kurt Vonnegut saying it changed his life when he read it around the age of graduation from college and from another writer who said it impacted him But I believe Thomas Wolfe s first novel here is an exceptional work and one of the best coming of age stories for anyone that enjoys the Bildungsroman novels and is fairly literary.I am not certain that someone who is not an English major or a lover of long and in depth l [...]

    12. I have been trying to read this book for decades Literally decades So, since it has been chosen for the July 2014 read for the GR group On the Southern Literary Trail, I have another chance Maybe reading it with a group will be the magic I need This book is over 500 pages in its original hardcover format and just chuck filled with detail Here we have a paragraph about Eugene, our protagonist, in his youth There was in him a savage honesty, which exercised an uncontrollable domination over him wh [...]

    13. Likely the first and probably still the best portrait of a spectacularly dysfunctional American family by a stupendously gifted stylist, I imagine that readers fall into two camps from which there are no defections those who find Wolfe s style too over the top and give up after 50 pages, and those who find it appealing over the top and want to do nothing but keep reading and either begin rereading as soon as they reach the end or head for Of Time and the River and would happily read anything Wo [...]

    14. There s a large rock near the road in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains Every time I pass it, I think of the sunny afternoon in 1984 that I sat there and read Thomas Wolfe s autobiographical Look Homeward Angel I didn t finish the book there, it s far too hefty, but it s the place that I mentally connect to the story of Eugene Gant, i.e Wolfe himself After finishing the book, I drove to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Home in downtown Asheville, just to see the boarding house his mother operated [...]

    15. Very rarely do I hit a wall with a book that makes me think I will never finish it I inherited this book from my parents, who inherited it from my Nana It has been sitting on my nightstand for over half a year, where it rests while I turn to other reads for a break It is currently in seven different pieces Last Sunday, as I was reading it in my favorite breakfast spot, a page actually tore loose and landed smack in the middle of my oatmeal Pieces of the binding, resembling dead moth parts seem t [...]

    16. I decided to read this because Thomas Wolfe was from my area and I only had to read one short story of his for an English class I wanted to see what he was all about This is basically the slightly fictionalized story of his childhood and young adult years growing up in the mountains of North Carolina in the early 1900 s.I read the very first sentence of this book and my heart sank So I read it again And again After about the fifth reading, I finally had some idea what he was trying to say and mo [...]

    17. In revisiting this novel, I found it to be very different from the masterpiece I considered it to be in my 20 s I would have rated it a 5 star at that point in my life, because it rang so true It no longer resonates in the same way because maybe sadly I no longer have the patience for a young man who just wants to get away, from parents, friends and hometown, and rails against them incessantly The writing is still lyrical, and thank goodness I can appreciate that Good bye Thomas Wolfe, nice runn [...]

    18. Books are made out of books and many a book has been made out of this one It lays such a brickwork, you re almost obliged to read it, fated But loving it I couldn t, not quite After the first third I was dying for signs of Philip Carey, finding it so paltry and frustrating after something like Of Human Bondage A metric ton of adjectives and a tenth of the power or story.The ruinous Gants are mighty memorable, though, and this is the raw material for so many others Thank you, Thomas Wolfe At last [...]

    19. An American masterpiece that will stay with me for a long time Beautifully written and an authentic portrait of the culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains I would have loved to read this in a class or with a book club in order to dissect it thoroughly, because I found myself not having the patience to reread too much, so I just swallowed long, winding passages whole and kept going One star off for its solipsism I kept thinking I would have preferred to read the exact same material told by an 80 ye [...]

    20. Thomas Wolfe je pisac za razumijevanje ijeg djela je potrebno ne to i znati o doti nome Nije uvijek nu no poznavati privatan ivot pisca kada se eli promi ljati i vrednovati ono to je napisao, ali u ovom slu aju , djelo je neodvojivo od osobe Wolfe pripada onoj istoj generaciji ameri kih pisaca kojoj su pripadali i Hemingway, Faulkner, John Dos Passos i F.S.Fitzgerald Pa ipak, on nikada nije imao gotovo ni ta zajedni kog sa pripadnicima tzv izgubljene generacije Istovremeno, Wolfe je vjerojatno j [...]

    21. The quintessential American autobiographical coming of age novel.Thomas Wolfe was born in 1900 So was his fictional surrogate, Eugene Gant Wolfe grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, a city nestled in a basin of mountains Asheville was something of a resort community for southerners who wanted to get some mountain air without leaving the South A lot of people were afflicted with tuberculosis back then, and the recommended cure was to spend a few weeks or months at a sanitarium and breathe the co [...]

    22. I have often looked at Wolfe s books as surrealistic, his ideas thrown back at him in a necessary reflection of apparently meaningless things, but ones which, by necessity of being so integral into one s being, become important I can always remember as an adolescent thinking that this book, judging from its title, must certainly be something maudlin and childish, a kind of reminiscence that resides in the happy minds of those who dream without nightmares For years I wanted nothing to do with it [...]

    23. So, I ve tackled Thomas Wolfe.This is a tough one for me to rate, let alone review It s different from a lot of other books authors I ve read.Stream of consciousness I hear that term tossed around, pinning it on everyone from Faulkner and Joyce, to Fitzgerald and Palahniuk If that s the case, than even each one of them has their own style within in that style.This book was very dramatic The dialogue, the actions of the characters bordered on melodrama A lot of shrieking and clutching at one s th [...]

    24. The vast wheel of life, of which he was the hub, spun round.Generally speaking Look Homeward, Angel is about avarice and its consequences Greed ruined the family and even if the protagonist managed to escape the seeds of destruction were already sown inside him.Exposed to tuberculosis from early childhood the children contracted this disease and majority of them, including Thomas Wolfe, died of different forms of tuberculosis so much for a mother s heart Each moment is the fruit of forty thousan [...]

    25. Truth I became interested in reading this book after seeing the extremely creepy, but so well done movie, Cape Fear, years ago, when the young daughter of this Southern family and story narrator , Danielle, is assigned to read it for school I wondered what it was about Look Homeward, Angel that was integral to the story and to Danielle s character I think I get it now.Wolfe s most famous novel is set in the bucolic, but deeply prejudiced South of 100 years ago The Great War breaks out in 1914, c [...]

    26. Despite its clever prose, this American classic of a turn of the century boyhood left me cold I realize that this is the author s own story, but his fascination with his own literary skills overwhelmed the story itself Maybe Wolfe was trying to convey the self absorbed anxt of adolescence, maybe the narrative ends before the author s figure has begun to mature, maybe the author had not emotionally grown into adulthood by the time he wrote this book, but Eugene, the stand in for the author, struc [...]

    27. Look Homeward, Angel, is a book about anything in particular But for the same reason is a book about everything a stone, a leaf, an unfound door of a stone, a leaf, a door And of all the forgotten faces.This is the way how we are introduced to the story, like if we were arrived late, and we had had lost the beginning In this stone, that leaf, and the unfound door, Mr Wolfe represents the happiness, or the lost happiness of the human kind In all the forgotten faces he sees not only the ones he on [...]

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