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  • Makes me recall Thomas Wolfe's phrase: "Our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern because a London cutpurse went unhung."

    Neck-punches, people ...

  • The Thomas Wolfe adage, "You can't go home again," turns out not to be completely true, as Michael Cuesta's new film, The Roadie, illustrates.

    Cynthia Ellis: Trifecta Interview: Michael Cuesta Directs Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy in The Roadie: Queens, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

  • Most modern U.S. writers, from Frank Norris to Thomas Wolfe, are now mostly forgotten and little read.

    Hemingway's Achievement

  • Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, among others The extensive correspondence between Perkins and Rawlings, whose novel, "The Yearling," won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939, has been collected in a book, "Max and Marjorie," an engrossing peek behind the curtains of a great literary collaboration.

    Dear Book Lover: Words of Literary Inspiration

  • Originally opened as one of the city's first cooperatives, then converted into a hotel in 1905, Hotel Chelsea has been home to a creative class, from Dylan Thomas to Thomas Wolfe .

    Hotel Chelsea's New Proprietor

  • He also has a distinct penchant for grandiosity and the syrupy sublime, as when he writes about Thomas Wolfe, whom he admires inordinately, that he "kept the howling s and incoherences and bawling" in "the moonless wastelands of sleep when the ores of greatness move through the soft cells of all artists."

    The Life Well-Read

  • Dean has perfect pitch when it comes to sending up the British working class, but she sneaks in just enough grace to give her characters a chance to prove Thomas Wolfe wrong: As long as you don't expect anyone to get out the good china, you can go home again.

    Five books for Valentine's Day

  • With apologies to Thomas Wolfe and Doc Watson, Harley play Watson's Hometown Blues: "I wish I'd never come back home..."

    Karen Dalton-Beninato: Treme Unlucky 13: On Your Way Down

  • But for the most part these are modest institutions, struggling often futilely to keep a memory alive: At the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville, N.C., "interpretations manager" Chris Morton spends much of his time distinguishing the author of "Look Homeward, Angel" from the man with a similar name who wrote "The Right Stuff."

    In Brief: Travel

  • Jeffrey Meyers's homage to Ernest Hemingway ends with disparagement for modern American writers including Thomas Wolfe, before claiming that Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner provide "the literary gold standard for the 20th century" "Literary History: Hemingway's Achievement," Leisure & Arts, June 30.

    Rating the Best of Our 20th-Century Writers


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