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Description - Look Homeward by David Herbert Donald

This is a biography of American writer Thomas Wolfe by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Herbert Donald. The book follows Wolfe from improbable affairs to drunken brawls, from his mother's "Old Kentucky Home", caricatured in "Look Homeward Angel", to European capitals where he indulged his Faustian yearning to read, see and do everything. With complete access to all of Wolfe's papers, Donald presents an account of Wolfe's short, but astonishing life. Wolfe's passionate affair with Aline Bernstein is candidly described, as are his controversial relations with his editors, in particular with father-figure Maxwell Perkins of Scribner's. David Donald Herbert won the Pulitzer Prize for "Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674008694
ISBN-10: 0674008693
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Herbert Donald

David Herbert Donald was Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of American Civilization at Harvard University.

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