You Can T Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650507
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You Can T Go Home Again from the Author: Thomas Wolfe. Now available from Thomas Wolfe’s original publisher, the final novel by the literary legend, that “will stand apart from everything else that he wrote” (The New York Times Book Review)—first published in 1940 and long considered a classic of twentieth century literature. A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfe’s magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II. Driven by dreams of literary success, George Webber has left his provincial hometown to make his name as a writer in New York City. When his first novel is published, it brings him the fame he has sought, but it also brings the censure of his neighbors back home, who are outraged by his depiction of them. Unsettled by their reaction and unsure of himself and his future, Webber begins a search for a greater understanding of his artistic identity that takes him deep into New York’s hectic social whirl; to London with an uninhibited group of expatriates; and to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler’s shadow. He discovers a world plagued by political uncertainty and on the brink of transformation, yet he finds within himself the capacity to meet it with optimism and a renewed love for his birthplace. He is a changed man yet a hopeful one, awake to the knowledge that one can never fully “go back home to your family, back home to your childhood…away from all the strife and conflict of the world…back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time.”

You Can T Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: HarpPerenM
ISBN: 9780060930059
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You Can T Go Home Again from the Author: Thomas Wolfe. George Webber has written a successful novel about his family and hometown. When he returns to that town he is shaken by the force of the outrage and hatred that greets him. Family and friends feel naked and exposed by the truths they have seen in his book, and their fury drives him from his home. He begins a search for his own identity that takes him to New York and a hectic social whirl; to Paris with an uninhibited group of expatriates; to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler's shadow. At last Webber returns to America and rediscovers it with love, sorrow, and hope. "If there stills lingers and doubt as to Wolfe's right to a place among the immortals of American letters, this work should dispel it." --Cleveland News "Wolfe wrote as one inspired. No one of his generation had his command of language, his passion, his energy." --The New Yorker "You Can't Go Home Again will stand apart from everything else that he wrote because this is the book of a man who had come to terms with himself, who has something profoundly important to say." --New York Times Book Review

You Can T Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: London
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You Can T Go Home Again from the Author: Thomas Wolfe. Dramatic highlights from Thomas Wolfes̓ novel.

Firefly

Author: Bernie Tan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789834081669
Size: 45.40 MB
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Firefly from the Author: Bernie Tan.

You Can T Go Home Again

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781627988988
Size: 51.70 MB
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You Can T Go Home Again from the Author: Michael Murphy. In work and in love, life has taught seasoned police officer Jack that closeness only leads to pain. But Jack is wracked with guilt when his rookie partner Kevin is shot during an undercover assignment and dies in his arms. Why didn t he take the time to get to know the rookie a little? At the funeral, Jack takes a liking to Kevin s brother, Devin. But Jack knows making a connection can cause more hurt, and living on opposite coasts is an added obstacle. With his brother dead, Devin feels a responsibility to Kevin's pregnant widow, Marie. He packs up and moves east, only to have Marie, outraged that he s put his life on hold, slam the door in his face. Devin turns to the only other person he knows in town. As much as it goes against his philosophies on life, Jack takes him in without hesitation. Their tentative exploration into romance is interrupted when Devin is mistaken for his dead brother and taken captive. Just as Jack opens his heart, reality slams into him. But he can t lose anyone else. More than the need to simply save a captive drives Jack to find Devin and bring him home. "

We Can T Go Home Again

Author: Clarence E. Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195357302
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We Can T Go Home Again from the Author: Clarence E. Walker. Afrocentrism has been a controversial but popular movement in schools and universities across America, as well as in black communities. But in We Can't Go Home Again, historian Clarence E. Walker puts Afrocentrism to the acid test, in a thoughtful, passionate, and often blisteringly funny analysis that melts away the pretensions of this "therapeutic mythology." As expounded by Molefi Kete Asante, Yosef Ben-Jochannan, and others, Afrocentrism encourages black Americans to discard their recent history, with its inescapable white presence, and to embrace instead an empowering vision of their African (specifically Egyptian) ancestors as the source of western civilization. Walker marshals a phalanx of serious scholarship to rout these ideas. He shows, for instance, that ancient Egyptian society was not black but a melange of ethnic groups, and questions whether, in any case, the pharaonic regime offers a model for blacks today, asking "if everybody was a King, who built the pyramids?" But for Walker, Afrocentrism is more than simply bad history--it substitutes a feel-good myth of the past for an attempt to grapple with the problems that still confront blacks in a racist society. The modern American black identity is the product of centuries of real history, as Africans and their descendants created new, hybrid cultures--mixing many African ethnic influences with native and European elements. Afrocentrism replaces this complex history with a dubious claim to distant glory. "Afrocentrism offers not an empowering understanding of black Americans' past," Walker concludes, "but a pastiche of 'alien traditions' held together by simplistic fantasies." More to the point, this specious history denies to black Americans the dignity, and power, that springs from an honest understanding of their real history.

Look Homeward Angel

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743297318
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Look Homeward Angel from the Author: Thomas Wolfe. A Southern family with a great appetite for living is dominated by the father until an older son, Eugene, is able to free himself from his rural North Carolina hometown to seek the challenges of an Ivy League education and big city life. Reissue. 75,000 first printing.

We Can T Go Home Again

Author: Max Andrew Dubinsky
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ISBN: 9781470087715
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We Can T Go Home Again from the Author: Max Andrew Dubinsky. A college student's sexual addiction leads to a family tragedy. A group of anarchists living on the road fall under the control of a violent leader waiting for the world to end. And two strangers who meet during a deadly traffic accident discover the greatest injuries inflicted upon us are not of the flesh, but of the heart. In this collection of short fiction woven together by human nature's desperate desire to connect, We Can't Go Home Again asks if any of us are beyond forgiveness.