Wolfe, Thomas

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Wolfe, Thomas Gender: M
Thomas Clayton Wolfe
born on 3 October 1900 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Asheville, North Carolina, 35n36, 82w33
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 09°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°42 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 22°51'

Thomas Wolfe


American playwright and novelist who wrote "Look Homeward, Angel," 1929, "The Web and The Rock," 1939 and "You Can't Go Home Again," 1940. Educated at the University of No. Carolina and graduating with an M.A. from Harvard, 1922, he taught English at the New York University from 1924-1930. Wolfe's first novel, "Look Homeward, Angel" was a great success, leading to his writing full time in America and Europe. Although he was criticized for his lack of discipline, he wrote both eloquently and forcefully in powerful prose.

In 1938 he suffered from pneumonia. This produced a recurrence of tuberculosis of the lungs, which led to fatal tuberculosis of the brain. He died after brain surgery on 9/15/1938, Baltimore, MD. at the John Hopkins Hospital.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Perkins, Max (born 20 September 1884). Notes: Editor


  • Work : Gain social status 1929 (First novel a huge success)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1938 (Pneumonia leading to TB)
  • Death by Disease 15 September 1938 in Baltimore (TB, infestious brain operation, age 37)
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Source Notes

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'Oct. 3, 1900—Ten o'clock in the morning. I am born.' From Wolfe's notes prepared for his loosely autobiographical novel "Look Homeward, Angel". A compliation of the notes done by Lucy Conniff and Richard S. Kennedy in "The Autobiographical Outline of Look Homeward, Angel" (2004; chapter I Asheville) is credited for quote extract. Quote provided by forum User Red Bull

Sy Scholfield quotes from his letter to Aline Bernstein dated 2 October 1926: "I have been told I was born between nine o'clock in the morning and mid day on Oct. 3, 1900" (see "My Other Loneliness: Letters of Thomas Wolfe and Aline Bernstein," UNC Press Books, 1983, p. 85).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Lung and brain)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (Of lungs and brain, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Brain (Infection)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Six years)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book