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Cry Wolfe

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"You Can't Go Home Again" is the name of Thomas Wolfe's novel. [He also wrote a short story called 'Only the Dead Know Brooklyn,' which might interest Levi.]

Thomas Wolfe was an amazing character. He would write these 5000 page novels that no one would publish. Poor Max Perkins at Scribners would actually read the damn things, love them, and boil them down to what was marvelous.

Wolfe wrote this letter to Perkins shortly before he died that is fantastically transcendent. So far, I have been unable to find it on the web. But I am still looking. Stay tuned.