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Archive for October 3rd, 2011

On Thomas Wolfe’s birthday, we recall not only the writer himself, but also those who’ve been inspired by him. Here’s one story of those who interpreted Wolfe’s words through art. In early 1945 the Limited Editions Club, a New York publisher, held a contest to find illustrators for about 45 literary classics, including Thomas Wolfe’s […]

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Thomas Wolfe at 111

Happy Birthday Thomas Wolfe! The author was born 111 years ago today in Asheville. Celebrate the birthday of one of North Carolina’s greatest authors by visiting the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville, joining the Thomas Wolfe Society, or visiting the North Carolina Collection, which holds over 2,000 different titles by and about Wolfe.

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On this day in 1962: An “open letter” advertisement in the New York Times urges President John F. Kennedy to delay implementation of recent Supreme Court school desegregation decisions until “Biology of the Race Problem,” a new book by Wesley Critz George, can be introduced as evidence. Gov. John Patterson of Alabama has commissioned George, […]

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