Of Time and the River
'He knew that in another hour he would be speeding worldward, lifeward, Northward out of the enchanted, time-far hills, out of the dark heart and mournful mystery of the South for ever'
Eugene Gant - isolated, sorrowful, yet filled with a 'quenchless hunger' for life - leaves his hometown in the American South to make his way in the world. As he travels to Harvard, New York and on to Europe, through grief, yearning, ecstasy and despair, he discovers his vocation as a writer and meets the woman who will complete his life. Thomas Wolfe's bestselling sequel to Look Homeward, Angelis a majestic, exuberant summation of the American experience; a novel about the need to escape and the desire for home.
With an Introduction by Elizabeth Kostova
'A tone of elegiac lyricism that was endlessly sustained by the raw yearning for an epic existence - for an epicAmerican existence.' Philip Roth