Look Homeward A Life of Thomas Wolfe

ISBN-10: 0674008693
ISBN-13: 9780674008694
Edition: 1987
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Description: With complete access to all his papers, Donald describes Wolfe's life, his affair with Aline Bernstein and his controversial relations with his editors, particularly Maxwell Perkins.

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Book details

List price: $30.50
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

With complete access to all his papers, Donald describes Wolfe's life, his affair with Aline Bernstein and his controversial relations with his editors, particularly Maxwell Perkins.

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian David Herbert Donald was born October 1, 1920 in Goodman, Miss. He married Aida DiPace in 1955, they had one child, Bruce Randall. He received an A.B. in 1941 from Millsaps College; an A.M. in 1942, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1946. Donald has been an associate professor of history at Smith College and a professor of history at Columbia University; Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University. He was also Harry C. Warren Professor of American History, chair of the graduate program in American civilization, and professor emeritus at Harvard University. Much of Donald's work involves exploring and interpreting the American Civil War and its central figure, Abraham Lincoln. Some recent works includes Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, Lincoln, and Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, 1996. He received Pulitzer Prizes in biography for both Charles Sumner and Look Homeward.

Preface
A Secret Life
The Magical Campus
By God, I Have Genius
I Shall Conquer the World
Must Spin Out My Entrails
Like Some Blind Thing upon the Floor of the Sea
A Miracle of Good Luck
Penance More
A Miserable, Monstrous Mis-begotten Life
The Famous American Novelist
Almost Every Kind of Worry
Unmistakable and Most Grievous Severance
A New World Is Before Me Now
Afterword: The Posthumous Novels of Thomas Wolfe
Acknowledgments
Sources, Abbreviations, and Notes
Index

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