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Edward C. Aswell

Edward C. Aswell was Thomas Wolfe’s editor at Harper & Brothers beginning in late 1937 and shepherded the novels The Web and the Rock, You Can’t Go Home Again, and The Hills Beyond to publication after Wolfe’s death in September 1938.


Notes on “A Western Journey”

When Thomas Wolfe went to the Pacific Northwest in the early summer of 1938, he was impelled by a combination of strong motives. He had just delivered to his publishers a manuscript of twelve hundred thousand words. He was tired and wanted a rest. Th [...]