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3 edition of You can"t go home again. found in the catalog.

You can"t go home again.

Thomas Wolfe

You can"t go home again.

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Published by Garden City Books in New York .
Written in English


ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13958749M

Book 5 takes us to England where George with the help of his landlady, Mrs. No longer now for them was there a single tenement and dwelling place. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. But she had given George her love, and given it so deeply, so exclusively, that he had come to feel himself caught as in a trap.

Had not even the philosophers themselves been similarly caught? When his first novel is published, it brings him the fame he has sought, but it also brings the censure of his neighbors back home, who are outraged by his depiction of them. Cash listed Wolfe as the ablest writer of their generation, although Faulkner later qualified his praise. Life was good.

Instead, he had taken these two large rooms on Twelfth Street, which occupied the whole second floor of the house and could be made into one enormous room by opening the sliding doors between them. Yes, and very happy to be back. It was submitted to Scribner'swhere the editing was done by Maxwell Perkinsthe most prominent book editor of the time, who also worked with Ernest Hemingway and F. From England he traveled to France, Italy and Switzerland. Do I get fed, or not?


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You cant go home again. book

Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, or William Faulkner, [21] Wolfe's reputation has been "all but destroyed" since his death, [10] [21] although The New York Times wrote in that Wolfe's reputation and related scholarship appeared to be on an "upswing".

In the rest of the block half a dozen old brick houses, squeezed together in a solid row, leaned wearily against each other and showed their backsides to him. On his return voyage inhe met Aline Bernstein —a scene designer for the Theatre Guild. Well, he was not the first man to be caught on the horns of this dilemma.

There was still a possible flaw in the argument: His inconsistency in coming back-to Esther--was it wise or foolish? His mother took in boarders and was active in acquiring real estate. Cash listed Wolfe as the ablest writer of their generation, although Faulkner later qualified his praise.

She saw the vein swell in his temple, and knew there was no use in speaking. This was her body and her flesh, she was alive and ready in a moment. Outside, the little Jewish tailors were coming from the office of their union next door and were standing in the street.

The air was strangely quiet. I'll bet you anything you like if you could really find out what's going on in old Edison's mind, you'd find that he wished he could stay in bed every day until two o'clock in the afternoon! Do I get fed, or not? In its brilliance, we find more cause to wish he had lived longer.

Why don't you forget about it now and then? You forget to eat, to shave, to put on a clean shirt when you have one.

You Can't Go Home Again Quotes

The face of the third was full and loose, jeering with fat rouged lips and oily volutes of the nostrils. They had taken up the broken fragments of their life and joined them together with all the intensity and beauty that they had known in the best days before he went away.

You Can't Go Home Again Book Summary and Study Guide

Their reunion had been a joyous rediscovery of love, and all things were made new again. Look at him—pacing like a wild animal in a cage, like a temperamental and introspective monkey! He discovers a world plagued by political uncertainty and on the brink of transformation, yet he finds within himself the capacity to meet it with optimism and a renewed love for his birthplace.

From the Back Cover: George Webber has written a successful novel about his family and hometown. But he was not.Jan 16,  · Published a year after his death, "You Can't Go Home Again", stands as Thomas Wolfe's magnum opus.

Biographical in form, it follows the life of George Webber, from the s Manufacturer: The Sun Dial Press. Jan 03,  · "Wolfe wrote as one inspired.

No one of his generation had his command of language, his passion, his energy." -- "The New Yorker" " "You Can't Go Home Again" will stand apart from everything else that he wrote because this is the book of a man who had come to terms with himself, who has something profoundly important to say."/5(5).

You Can't Go Home Again is a story about George Weber a first time writer & wondering if he will ever be able to write a second book & his want of fame.

There is a lot that parallels his life & people he knows. He writes about a vast amount of people he meets from 4/5. Oct 11,  · Upon the publication of You Can’t Go Home Again intwo years after Wolfe’s death, The New York Times Book Review declared that it “will stand apart from everything else that he wrote because this is the book of a man who had come to terms with himself, who was on his way to mastery of his art, who had something profoundly important 3/5(10).

You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe 1. Despite George Webber's belief that he was not influenced by his aunt's puritanical, mountain-clan upbringing, what effects do you think her "endless stories of death and sorrow" had on him? You Can't Go Home Again is a novel by Thomas Wolfe published posthumously in The novel tells the story of George Webber, a fledgling author, who writes a book that makes frequent references to his home town of Libya Hill.

The book is a national success b.