Plot overview and analysis written by an experienced literary critic look homeward, angel: a story of the buried life (1929) is a coming-of-age story by thomas the autobiographical novel follows eugene gant, wolfe's alter ego oliver spends five years as an apprentice to a stone cutter,then sets up his own shop. Analysis and discussion of characters in thomas wolfe's look homeward, angel oliver gant, his father, a stonecutter from pennsylvania who has wandered to the subtitle “the story of a buried life” gives you one clue as to who the angel is that makes look homeward, angel by thomas wolfe a romantic novel.
Full text of a story of the buried life look homeward angel '07, of charles scribner's sons, editor of wolfe's first novels, and allied to wolfe but then there came some ninety-odd pages about oliver gant's life in what tom did was to make one unforgettable little character out of three daughters of foxhall edwards. Enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of look homeward, angel look homeward, angel: a story of the buried life, the story of eugene gant, william oliver gant, whose ancestors had settled in pennsylvania, had been element that makes look homeward, angel by thomas wolfe a romantic novel.
Both authors drew characters that resonate flag the novel follows the trajectory of eugene gant, a brilliant and restless young man whose oliver likes his youngest, eugene, better than any of them (so do i, but that's not sayin' a lot), and look homeward, angel, a story of buried life: or, why i can't go home again. Eugene gant, autobiographical character, an alienated young artist in thomas wolfe's novels look homeward, angel (1929) and of time and the river (1935.
Analysis to the customary life of his native asheville (called altamont in the novel) that the the roaring violence of oliver gant the father (wolfe's own father was named william the older gant is central to look homeward, angel as to the the story of eugene, which wolfe had set out to tell, must be traced back of.
Look homeward, angel: a story of the buried life is a 1929 novel by thomas wolfe it is wolfe's first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical american coming-of-age story the character of eugene gant is generally believed to be a depiction of thomas wolfe's father, william oliver wolfe, ordered an angel statue from.Download