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Old 04-17-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: New Haven Michigan
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Thomas Wolfe had a big affect on me when I first discovered his works as a late teen. I loved his style though it had been criticized for being overly long, and going on and on. I personally loved it and was taken into his world.Are there any fans of his out there that still appreciate him?
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Well, I will weigh in. I've only read Look Homeward Angel, and liked it very much. But Wolfe seems to have been one of those Big Names who has vanished into virtual obscurity.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: New Haven Michigan
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Look Homeward Angel and Of Time And The River are the best of his four major works. I think his popularity wained in the 50s early 60s.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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I liked You Can't Go Home Again the most but Look Homeward Angel is a close second.

But it's been since high school since I read them both. While his books do tend to go on and on, I am used to that since I am a Michener fan.

I might have to reread them again. It's been way too long!
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: New Haven Michigan
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Default Wolfe

I would like to read the longer version that was released a few years ago, called, O Lost. It is supposed to have the unedited, uncut version, 66,000 extra words.
I never had a problem with the length. I would have liked it to be longer, so this will be great for me. I know it has been out for awhile, but I have not been reading like I used to.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I enjoyed his YOU CAN"T GO HOME AGAIN. When you read Wolfe, Upton Sinclair and similar authors in that time period it gives you a better understanding of the mindset of others.

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