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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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
6348-c
Title
Thomas Wolfe Collection 1926-1935
Extent
3 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

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

Manuscript
  • Thomas Wolfe's review of The Grass Roofby Younghill Kang
    [1931]
    AMs, 7 p.
Letters
  • 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