Thomas Wolfe

Literary Birthday – 3 October – Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe was born 3 October 1900, and died 15 September 1938.

Five Quotes

  1. Publishing is a very mysterious business. It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have, and advertising seems to do very little good.
  2. Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
  3. The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
  4. What I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish.
  5. Men do not escape from life because life is dull, but life escapes from men because men are little.

Thomas Wolfe was a major American novelist of the early 20th century. He wrote four novels, many short stories, dramatic works and novellas. His books reflect American culture of the period. His most notable book was Look Homeward, Angel.

Source for Image

Carl Van Vechten, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 3rd October 2013