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With an Introduction by Gail Godwin

A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfe’s magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II. Upon the publication of You Can’t Go Home Again in 1940, two 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 to say.”

Driven by dreams of literary success, George Webber has left his provincial hometown to make his name as a writer in New York City. 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. Unsettled by their reaction and unsure of himself and his future, Webber begins a search for a greater understanding of his artistic identity that takes him deep into New York’s hectic social whirl; to London with an uninhibited group of expatriates; and to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler’s shadow. 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. He is a changed man yet a hopeful one, awake to the knowledge that one can never fully “go back home to your family, back home to your childhood . . . away from all the strife and conflict of the world . . . back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time.”

Synopsis:

With an Introduction by Gail Godwin

A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfes magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II. Upon the publication of You Cant Go Home Again in 1940, two years after Wolfes 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 to say.”

Driven by dreams of literary success, George Webber has left his provincial hometown to make his name as a writer in New York City. 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. Unsettled by their reaction and unsure of himself and his future, Webber begins a search for a greater understanding of his artistic identity that takes him deep into New Yorks hectic social whirl; to London with an uninhibited group of expatriates; and to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitlers shadow. 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. He is a changed man yet a hopeful one, awake to the knowledge that one can never fully “go back home to your family, back home to your childhood . . . away from all the strife and conflict of the world . . . back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time.”

Synopsis:

A 20th century classic, Thomas Wolfe's novel is the story of a young writer and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe in the 1930s. 

About the Author

Thomas Wolfe was born in Asheville, North Carolina, and educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. He taught English at New York University and traveled extensively in Europe and America. Wolfe created his indelible legacy as a classic American novelist with works including Of Time and the River; A Stone, a Leaf, a Door; and From Death to Morning. He died in 1938.

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leftcoastzen, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by leftcoastzen)
re-reading "You Can't Go Home Again" on my trip to TN and NC was a great experience.Wolfe captures time and place in the late 1920's in New York City and small Southern town with great detail.Insight into the writer's life comes alive in these pages. Always a classic!I Visited Thomas Wolfe's home in Ashville,NC.highly recommend both the tour and the town.Great indie bookstore if you get there check out Malaprops downtown
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451650495
Author:
Wolfe, Thomas
Publisher:
Scribner
Author:
Wolfe, Thomas
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
classic; award-winner; coming of age; Great Depression; Americana; Southern writers; Pat Conroy; Flannery O Connor; William Faulkner; Eudora Welty; autobiographical novel; You Can t Go Home Again; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Ernest Hemingway; Of Time and the Riv
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20111011
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , With an Introduction by Gail Godwin

A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfes magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II. Upon the publication of You Cant Go Home Again in 1940, two years after Wolfes 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 to say.”

Driven by dreams of literary success, George Webber has left his provincial hometown to make his name as a writer in New York City. 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. Unsettled by their reaction and unsure of himself and his future, Webber begins a search for a greater understanding of his artistic identity that takes him deep into New Yorks hectic social whirl; to London with an uninhibited group of expatriates; and to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitlers shadow. 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. He is a changed man yet a hopeful one, awake to the knowledge that one can never fully “go back home to your family, back home to your childhood . . . away from all the strife and conflict of the world . . . back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time.”

"Synopsis" by , A 20th century classic, Thomas Wolfe's novel is the story of a young writer and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe in the 1930s. 
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