Thomas Wolfe

1900 - 1938

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Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was an American writer. The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction states that "Wolfe was a major American novelist of the first half of the twentieth century, whose longterm reputation rests largely on the impact of his first novel, Look Homeward, Angel (1929), and on the short fiction that appeared during the last years of his life." Along with William Faulkner, he is considered one of the two most important authors of the Southern Renaissance within the American literary canon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Wolfe has received more than 4,542,539 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Thomas Wolfe is the 919th most popular writer (down from 586th in 2019), the 1,028th most popular biography from United States (down from 629th in 2019) and the 99th most popular American Writer.

Thomas Wolfe is most famous for his autobiographical novel, "Look Homeward, Angel."

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Notable Works

Of time and the river
Autobiographical fiction
The Web and the Rock
The hills beyond
You can't go home again
The lost boy
Look homeward, angel


Among writers, Thomas Wolfe ranks 919 out of 7,302Before him are L. Ron Hubbard, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Anna Seghers, Walter Lippmann, and Božena Němcová. After him are Clifford D. Simak, Jacques Clément, James May, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Miep Gies, and Lucius Accius.

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Among people born in 1900, Thomas Wolfe ranks 43Before him are Mahavatar Babaji, Ragnar Granit, Julien Green, Gladwyn Jebb, Anna Seghers, and W. Edwards Deming. After him are Howard H. Aiken, Pedro Cea, Raphael Lemkin, Edith Frank, Maria of Yugoslavia, and Zelda Fitzgerald. Among people deceased in 1938, Thomas Wolfe ranks 31Before him are Vasily Blyukher, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, Maud of Wales, Lev Shestov, Nikolai Kondratiev, and Branislav Nušić. After him are Suzanne Lenglen, Otto Bauer, Hans Christian Gram, Feodor Chaliapin, Ernst vom Rath, and Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Wolfe ranks 1,028 out of 20,380Before him are John Searle (1932), W. Edwards Deming (1900), Paul Allen (1953), Cass Elliot (1941), Michael Jai White (1967), and Edward Tatum (1909). After him are Clifford D. Simak (1904), Mary Jackson (1921), Forest Whitaker (1961), Leon Festinger (1919), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), and Randy Couture (1963).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Thomas Wolfe ranks 99Before him are Cormac McCarthy (1933), Daniel Goleman (1946), Roger Zelazny (1937), Sherwood Anderson (1876), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), and Walter Lippmann (1889). After him are Clifford D. Simak (1904), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Nellie Bly (1864), James Jones (1921), and L. Frank Baum (1856).