Thomas Wolfe Biography

Thomas Clayton Wolfe was a major American novelist of the early 20th century.

Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas. He is known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing. His books, written and published from the 1920s to the 1940s, vividly reflect on American culture and mores of the period, albeit filtered through Wolfe's sensitive, sophisticated and hyper-analytical perspective. He became very famous during his own lifetime.

After Wolfe’s death, his chief contemporary William Faulkner said that Wolfe may have had the best talent of their generation. Wolfe’s influence extends to the writings of famous Beat writer Jack Kerouac, authors Ray Bradbury and Philip Roth, among others. He remains one of the most important writers in modern American literature, as he was one of the first masters of autobiographical fiction. He is considered North Carolina’s most famous writer. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Thomas Wolfe
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Author
Date of Birth:
October 3, 1900
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
September 15, 1938
Age at Death:
37
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
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