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  • In 1949, when I was sixteen, I stumbled on Thomas Wolfe, who died at thirty-eight in 1938, and who made numerous adolescents aside from me devotees of literature for life

    Philip Roth
  • Language as rich and ambitious and intensely American as any of our novelists has ever accomplished

    Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain
  • I'm still moved by Wolfe's ability to convey the human appetite for understanding and experience

    Elizabeth Kostova, author of 'The Historian'
  • He had that flair for the extravagant and fantastic which has been an American characteristic from Irving and Poe to Dashiell Hammett

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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