You Can't Go Home Again is a novel by Thomas Wolfe published posthumously in 1940, extracted by his editor, Edward Aswell, from the contents of his vast unpublished manuscript The October Fair. It is a sequel to The Web and the Rock, which, along with the collection The Hills Beyond, was extracted from the same manuscript. The artist Alexander Calder appears, fictionalized as "Piggy Logan."

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  • You Can't Go Home Again is a novel by Thomas Wolfe published posthumously in 1940, extracted by his editor, Edward Aswell, from the contents of his vast unpublished manuscript The October Fair. It is a sequel to The Web and the Rock, which, along with the collection The Hills Beyond, was extracted from the same manuscript. The novel tells the story of George Webber, a fledgling author, who writes a book that makes frequent references to his home town of Libya Hill which was actually Asheville, North Carolina. The book is a national success but the residents of the town had been unhappy with what they view as Webber's distorted depiction of them, send the author menacing letters and death threats. Wolfe, as in many of his other novels, explores the changing American society of the 1920s/30s, including the stock market crash, the illusion of prosperity, and the unfair passing of time which prevents Webber ever being able to return "home again." In parallel to Wolfe's relationship with the United States, the novel details his disillusionment with Germany during the rise of Nazism. Wolfe scholar Jon Dawson argues that the two themes are connected most firmly by Wolfe's critique of capitalism and comparison between the rise of capitalist enterprise in the United States in the 1920s and the rise of fascism in Germany during the same period. The artist Alexander Calder appears, fictionalized as "Piggy Logan." (en)
  • 《너는 다시 고향에 돌아갈 수 없다》(You Can’t Go Home Again)는 토머스 울프의 1940년 장편소설이다. 작자의 유고(遺稿)를 정리·편집하여 출판한 자전소설(自傳小說). 1929년의 처녀작이 성공한 후, 조지 웨버는 런던이나 독일에 건너가 작가로서 독립하여 간다. 그가 기대한 독일은 히틀러가 지배하는 야만적인 전체주의 때문에 실망하고, 귀국 후 위대한 불멸의 국가는 미국의 재발견에 있다고 생각한다. 조국에의 신뢰감이 작품의 주조(主調)를 이루고 있다. (ko)
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  • Cover to the first edition of "You Can't Go Home Again" by Thomas Wolfe (en)
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  • Thomas Wolfe (en)
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  • First edition cover (en)
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  • Edward Aswell (en)
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  • Autobiographical fiction, Romance (en)
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  • You Can't Go Home Again (en)
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  • New York, London, Harper & Row, 1940 (en)
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  • 《너는 다시 고향에 돌아갈 수 없다》(You Can’t Go Home Again)는 토머스 울프의 1940년 장편소설이다. 작자의 유고(遺稿)를 정리·편집하여 출판한 자전소설(自傳小說). 1929년의 처녀작이 성공한 후, 조지 웨버는 런던이나 독일에 건너가 작가로서 독립하여 간다. 그가 기대한 독일은 히틀러가 지배하는 야만적인 전체주의 때문에 실망하고, 귀국 후 위대한 불멸의 국가는 미국의 재발견에 있다고 생각한다. 조국에의 신뢰감이 작품의 주조(主調)를 이루고 있다. (ko)
  • You Can't Go Home Again is a novel by Thomas Wolfe published posthumously in 1940, extracted by his editor, Edward Aswell, from the contents of his vast unpublished manuscript The October Fair. It is a sequel to The Web and the Rock, which, along with the collection The Hills Beyond, was extracted from the same manuscript. The artist Alexander Calder appears, fictionalized as "Piggy Logan." (en)
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  • You Can't Go Home Again (en)
  • 너는 다시 고향에 돌아갈 수 없다 (ko)
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