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On this day in 1937: Author Thomas Wolfe writes from New York to his mother in Asheville: “Yes, I suppose there are more modern and up-to-date places around Asheville with electric lights, new beds, etc. but I did not have time to look for them and I honestly thought that the Whitson cabin was . […]

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“I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once.” – From Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe Since being published in the first half of the twentieth century, the titles of Thomas Wolfe’s novels Look Homeward, Angel and You Can’t Go Home Again have appeared thousands of times in all things Wolfe-related. The two […]

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On this day in 1919: Professor Frederick Koch’s Carolina Playmakers debut with a trio of short plays in the Chapel Hill High School auditorium. Leading the bill: “The Return of Buck Gavin, A Tragedy of the Mountain People,” written by Thomas Wolfe, who also plays the part of Buck. Among Prof Koch’s other notable early […]

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“…I clicked immediately, curious to see ‘the most famous book’ set in North Carolina. Would it be Thomas Wolfe’s ‘Look Homeward Angel?’ Charles Frazier’s ‘Cold Mountain’? Or maybe ‘A Long and Happy Life,’ the debut novel that vaulted Reynolds Price to national fame? “Wrong, wrong and wrong. The most famous book set in North Carolina, […]

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On this day in 1926: Thomas Wolfe and James Joyce share a tour bus visiting the battlefield at Waterloo but do not meet — Wolfe is too shy to say hello. He will write soulmate Aline Bernstein that he found the episode “insanely funny…. I sat on the back seat making idiot noises in my […]

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“Today Thomas Wolfe has largely fallen out of fashion, but to read him in the 1940s was a rite of passage for the sensitive young person, who found in the story of Eugene Gant all the loneliness, rage and yearning of American adolescence…. “As soon as he started reading Wolfe, Jack [Kerouac] was certain he […]

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“Coca-Cola was the subject of increasing gossip in those years. Growing up in Asheville, North Carolina, Thomas Wolfe heard most of the rumors, but they only increased his taste for Coca-Cola. He immortalized the Great American Drink in this passage from the Great American Novel, ‘Look Homeward, Angel’: ” ‘Drink Coca Cola. They say [Asa […]

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“I am old enough to remember when Thomas Wolfe seemed secure in the pantheon of 20th-century American writers, the equal, nearly, of Faulkner and Fitzgerald and Hemingway. He is gone from the pantheon today, and I doubt that Tom Wolfe gets asked about his kinship to Thomas Wolfe anymore. “The obscurity of Thomas is an […]

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“Given [Jonah] Lehrer’s offenses, it is interesting that among the trickery in ‘Chronicles’ [Bob Dylan's 2004 memoir] are misattributions. In one section…  Mr. Dylan appeared to take a phrase from the letters of Thomas Wolfe and put it in the mouth of U2’s Bono.” – From “Freewheelin’: Bob Dylan, Jonah Lehrer and the Truth,” an […]

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More phrase-frequency charts from Google Books Ngram Reader: – mountain dew vs. Mountain Dew – Michael Jordan vs. Thomas Wolfe, Andy Griffith and Sam Ervin – Lumbee Indians vs. Catawba Indians – Wilmington 10 vs. Chicago Seven – Charlotte Hornets vs. Charlotte Bobcats

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