A Guide to the Thomas Wolfe Collection Wolfe, Thomas. 6348-c

A Guide to the Thomas Wolfe Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6348-c


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Collection Number
Thomas Wolfe Collection 1926-1935
3 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Wolfe Collection, Accession 6348-c, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Deposit 1963 Dec 19

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Item Listing

  • Thomas Wolfe's review of The Grass Roofby Younghill Kang
    AMs, 7 p.
  • Aline [Bernstein], Armonk, New York, to Thomas Wolfe, New York City
    [1935 Oct 3]
    ALS, 4 p.

    [Writes for his birthday; says she has learned from newspapers that he delivered Of Time and the Riverto Scribner's; keeps copy of Look Homeward, Angelhe gave her; reflects on years of closeness; discusses her illness; hopes her assistant can finish the work on 2 coming plays; urges him to see Judgement Dayby Elmer Ricefor which she did sets; tries to rewrite stories he refused to return and hopes to publish them, but not without his consent; complains about his refusal to communicate; finds it easy to curse Jews; urges him to look inside himself; says she understands his agony and bitterness; wishes him well and knows they will not speak again.]

  • Thomas Wolfe, Paris, to Aline Bernstein, New York
    [1926] Dec 1
    AL, 24 p.

    [Writes in installments; describes accommodations in Paris, places he has been; acknowledges her cables and letter; says theater news upsets him; talks about plays in Londonand shows in Paris; thinks of returning to New Yorkand having to hear about [Eugene] O'Neill, [Sidney] Howard, [Jules] Romain, and [Franz] Wertfel, as he envies their theater work and success; reminisces about their first meeting, their discussion of [James] Joyce's " Exiles"; remarks about Pygmalion, Gulliver's Travels; mentions her remarks about being a self-made success; feels contempt people like her have for him; describes graphic sexual fantasies; reproves her for not writing enough; makes antisemitic remarks; plans to go to Strasbourgand Germany; feels depressed about lack of progress on the book; responds to her hope to have him in New Yorkfor New Year's; asks if the quality of their relationship does not deserve more openness.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Aline Bernstein
  • Aline [Bernstein]
  • Elmer Rice
  • Thomas Wolfe
  • Younghill Kang
  • [Eugene] O'Neill
  • [Franz] Wertfel
  • [James] Joyce
  • [Jules] Romain
  • [Sidney] Howard

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Armonk, New York
  • Germany
  • London
  • New York
  • New York City
  • Paris
  • Strasbourg