“Wolfe wrote as one inspired. No one of his generation had his command of language, his passion, his energy.” (The New Yorker)
“Wolfe has written passage after passage that you want to read aloud, to memorize; no novelist since Conrad has more verbal effectiveness.” (Saturday Review)
“He was one of the most brilliant of them all. He had an enormous appetite for life, and a deep sensitivity.” (New York Herald Tribune)
“Among his and my contemporaries, I ranked Wolfe first.” (William Faulkner)
One of the most important American writers of his generation, Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was born in Asheville, North Carolina. His other novels include Of Time and the River and Look Homeward, Angel.