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Look Homeward A Look at the Life of Thomas Wolfe At that instant he saw in one blaze of light an image of unutterable conviction the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being--the reward he seeks--the only reward he really cares about without which there is nothing It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets of magic to make his life prevail through his creation to wreak the vision of his life the rude and painful substance of his own experience into the congruence of blazing and enchanted images that are themselves the core of life the essential pattern whence all other things proceed the kernel of eternity -Thomas Wolfe Thomas Wolfes works which are acclaimed to be among the most influential of any American writers were almost literally rooted in his varied personal experiences His early life experiences and heritage gave him an insatiable appetite for life Although his life was short he was able to write some of the best American Literature of the twentieth century His ability to appeal to everyone through his literally biographical novels which contain rich imagery and deep moral resolution has had a profound impact on American Literature Thomas Wolfes early life greatly influenced his outlook on life and his later works He was born on October 3 1900 a mix of German English and Scotch-Irish T Wolfe 726 Wolfe was the youngest among a working class family of six brothers and sisters packed into a small house on 92 Woodfin Street in Asheville North Carolina 5 Due to the frugality of both parents the seven brothers and sisters were forced to live in a house with only three proper bedrooms one of which was occupied by Julia Elizabeth Westall and WO Wolfe Thomass parents 6 Thomas was the object of exaggerated possessiveness because he was the last child He was not weaned of milk until the age of three Julia kept
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