The colloquial, inconsecutive conversations with Thomas Wolfe's mother- the Eliza Gant of his first two novels- which...

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THE MARBLE MAN'S WIFE

The colloquial, inconsecutive conversations with Thomas Wolfe's mother- the Eliza Gant of his first two novels- which identify many of the references in his books and present a very self-possessed personage in her own right. Interviewed by Norwood at her old rooming house in Asheville where he stayed, here are reminiscences- not so much of Tom himself, mementoes, family anecdotes, her seven other children, the baby who died of ""cholera infantum"", Mr. Wolfe- the stonecutter, her childhood and kinfolk and a first love affair, her business ventures, etc. For the Thomas Wolfe devotees- primarily- but a self portrait of a shrewd and spritely woman who has a certain character charm.

Pub Date: Jan. 27, 1946

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Publisher: Scribner

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946