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Look Homeward, Angel - Thomas Wolfe
Look Homeward, Angel
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The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one of America's foremost Southern writers 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... show more
The stunning, classic coming-of-age novel written by one of America's foremost Southern writers 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 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743297318 (0743297318)
ASIN: 743297318
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 644
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 Look Homeward, Angel
This is a nearly impossible book to review. It is at once a classic, an experimental masterpiece, a resounding mess, and a beautiful failure. When I talk about which books inspired me to become a writer I often cite LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN by James Agee. LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL would, I suspect,...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 Look Homeward, Angel
This is a nearly impossible book to review. It is at once a classic, an experimental masterpiece, a resounding mess, and a beautiful failure. When I talk about which books inspired me to become a writer I often cite LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN by James Agee. LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL would, I suspect,...
elisas8
elisas8 rated it
1.0 Look Homeward, Angel (Scribner Classics)
this was a most tedious struggle for me. after about 250 pages it got slightly easier (and was even alright from around pages 350-450) but i really didn't like his writing style at all. (turns out he's a different man than tom wolfe, who i haven't loved, but liked considerably better than thomas w...
Paradoxically
Paradoxically rated it
1.0 Look Homeward, Angel
NEVER AGAIN.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0 Look Homeward, Angel
Its like James Joyce and Walt Whitman had a baby and buried it under an avalanche of words. This is the sort of book you would brag about finishing, but it is not famous enough for anyone to be impressed by your accomplishment. Still, a magnificent novel.
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