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Re: Genius (Thomas Wolfe)
No. Guillermo actually proposed Look Homeward, Angel for us to read this year. (I believe he said he had watched the same movie.) I turned it down because I've rarely heard a good word about Wolfe--among the kinder things are "over-written, under-plotted, and almost formless." He was popular with the public in his day, but his critical reputation rapidly fell. Perhaps he's due for a revival, but his long novels do not sound very appealing to me. (Of course, I've not seen the movie.) :^)
: We just watched a movie called Genius. It is
: about Thomas Wolfe and Max Perkins (the
: Scribner's editor).
: It was a good movie.
: Has anyone read any of Wolfe's long novels?
: Just before getting struck down with the
: tuberculosis of the brain, he submits his
: one-million word final manuscript to his new
: editor (after breaking up with Perkins).
: Perkins and Wolfe spend the entire duration
: of their alliance cutting down Wolfe's
: extremely long manuscripts.