A Bibliography

A Bibliography and Time Line of Works By and Relating to Thomas Wolfe

1917 Wolfe is Published for the First Time

"A Field in Flanders," (poem). The University of North Carolina Magazine, December 1917.
"To France," (poem). The University of North Carolina Magazine, December 1917.


"The Challenge," (poem). The University of North Carolina Magazine, March 1918.
"A Cullenden of Virginia," (short story). The University of North Carolina Magazine, March 1918.
"To Rupert Brooke," (poem). The University of North Carolina Magazine, May 1918.


The Crisis in Industry, (essay), Worth Prize Winner, Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina. Pamphlet, 14 pp., 200 copies, 1919.
"The Drammer," (poem). The Magazine, April 1919.
"An Appreciation," (poem). The Magazine, May 1919.
"Deferred Payment," (short play). The Magazine, June 1919.
"The Creative Movement in Writing," (editorial). The Tar Heel, June 14, 1919.
"The Streets of Durham, or Dirty Work at the Cross Roads (A Tragedy in Three Muddy Acts By Tommy Wolfe)," (short play). Carolina Tar Baby, The University of North Carolina, October 25, 1919.
"Ye Who Have Been There Only Know," (essay) The Tar Heel, The University of North Carolina, December 13, 1919.


"Russian Folk Song," (poem). The Magazine, May 1920.
"Concerning Honest Bob," (short play). The Magazine, May 1920.

Between October 11, 1919 and June 5, 1920, Wolfe—as editor-in-chief of The Tar Heel—contributed many unsigned editorials to this paper.


The Return of Buck Gavin, (short play). Carolina Folk-Plays, Henry Holt and Company, 1924.


"London Tower," The Sunday Citizen, Asheville, N.C., July 19, 1925.

1929 Wolfe's Most Famous Novel, Look Homeward, Angel is published.

"An Angel on the Porch," Scribner's Magazine, August 1929.
Look Homeward, Angel, (novel). Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.


"The Grass Roof," (review). New York Evening Post, April 4, 1931.
"A Poetic Odyssey of the Korea That Was Crushed," New York Evening Post, April 4, 1931.


"A Portrait of Bascom Hawke," Scribner's Magazine, April 1932.
"The Web of Earth," Scribner's Magazine, July 1932.


"The Train and the City," Scribner's Magazine, May 1933.
"Death the Proud Brother," Scribner's Magazine, June 1933.


"No Door: A Story of Time and the Wanderer," Scribner's Magazine. July 1933.
"The Four Lost Men," Scribner's Magazine, February 1934.
"The Sun and the Rain," Scribner's Magazine, May, 1934.
"Boom Town," The American Mercury, May 1934.
"The House of the Far and Lost," Scribner's Magazine, August 1934.
"Dark in the Forest, Strange as Time," Scribner's Magazine, November 1934.
"The Names of the Nation," Modern Monthly, December 1934.

1935 Wolfe's Second Novel, Of Time and the River, is published.

"For Professional Appearance," Modern Monthly, January 1935.
"One of the Girls in Our Party," Scribner's Magazine, January 1935.
Of Time and the River, (novel). Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.
"Circus at Dawn," Modern Monthly, March 1935.
"His Father's Earth," Modern Monthly, April 1935.
"Old Catawba," The Virginia Quarterly Review, April 1935.
"Only the Dead Know Brooklyn," The New Yorker, June 15, 1935.
"Polyphemus," The North American Review, June 1935.
"In the Park," Harper's Bazaar, June 1935.
"The Face of the War," Modern Monthly, June 1935.
"Gulliver: The Story of a Tall Man," Scribner's Magazine, June 1935.
"Arnold Pentland," Esquire, June 1935.
"Cottage by the Tracks," Cosmopolitan, July 1935.
"The Bums at Sunset," Vanity Fair, October 1935.
From Death to Morning. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.
"The Story of a Novel," The Saturday Review of Literature. December 14, 21, 28, 1935. (An expanded version of this essay was published by Charles Scribner's Sons, April 21, 1936).


"The Bell Remembered," The American Mercury, August 1936.
"Fame and the Poet," The American Mercury, October 1936.


"I Have a Thing to Tell You," The New Republic, March 10, 17 & 24, 1937.
"Return," The Asheville Citizen-Times, May 16, 1937.
"Mr. Malone," The New Yorker, May 29, 1937.
"Oktoberfest," Scribner's Magazine, June 1937.
"E: A Recollection," The New Yorker, July 17, 1937.
"The Child by Tiger," The Saturday Evening Post, September 11, 1937.
"April, Late April," The American Mercury, September 1937.
"Katamoto," Harper's Bazaar, October 1937.
"The Lost Boy," Redbook Magazine, November 1937.

1938 Thomas Wolfe Dies of Tubercular Meningitis . . .

"Chickamauga," The Yale Review, Winter 1938.
"The Company," The New Masses, January 11, 1938.
"A Prologue to America," Vogue, February 1, 1938.
The Third Night: A Play of the Carolina Mountains. The Carolina Playbook, September 11, 1938.

Thomas Wolfe died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland on September 15, 1938 . . .

1939 A Third Novel, The Web and the Rock, is Published Posthumously.

"Portrait of a Literary Critic," The American Mercury, April 1939.
"The Party at Jack's," Scribner's Magazine, May 1939.
"Three O'Clock," The North American Review, Summer, 1939.
"The Winter of Our Discontent," The Atlantic Monthly, June 1939.
"The Golden City," Harper's Bazaar, June 1939.
"The Birthday," Harper's Magazine, June 1939.
A Note on Experts: Dexter Vespasian Joyner. House of Books, Ltd., June 10, 1939.
The Web and the Rock, (novel). Harper & Brothers, 1939.
"Enchanted City," Reader's Digest, October 1939.

1940 A Fourth Novel, You Can't Go Home Again, is Published Posthumously.

"The Dark Messiah," Current History and Forum, August 1940.
"The Hollyhock Sowers," The American Mercury, August 1940.
"Nebraska Crane," Harper's Magazine, August 1940.
"So This Is Man," Town and Country, August 1940.
"The Promise of America," Coronet, September 1940.
You Can't Go Home Again, (novel). Harper & Brothers, 1940.
"The Hollow Men," Esquire, October 1940.


The Hills Beyond. Harper & Brothers, 1941.
"The Anatomy of Loneliness," The American Mercury, October 1941.
"The Lion at Morning," Harper's Bazaar, October 1941.
"The Plumed Knight," Town and Country, October 1941.


Gentlemen of the Press. The Black Archer Press, 1942.


"The Man Who Lives with His Ideas," a tribute to Frederick Koch and the Carolina Playmakers, written about 1923. The Carolina Play-Book. March 1943.
Thomas Wolfe's Letters to his Mother, Edited by John Skally Terry, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943.


"La Marquise de Mornaye," Encore, May 1944.


A Stone, A Leaf, A Door: Poems by Thomas Wolfe. Edited by John S. Barns. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945.


"Old Man Rivers," Atlantic Monthly, December 1947.


"Something of My Life," Saturday Review of Literature. (A brief portion of this material appeared with the title "Auto- biographical Sketch" in Georges Schreiber's Portraits and Self Portraits, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1936), February 1948.
Mannerhouse, (play). Harper & Brothers, 1948.


"The Years of Wandering in Many Lands and Cities," Charles S. Boesen, 1949.


A Western Journal: A Daily Log of The Great Parks Trip. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1951. (Excerpts of this material earlier appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer, 1939 as "A Western Journey").


"Justice is Blind," The Enigma of Thomas Wolfe, Edited by Richard Walser, Harvard University Press, 1953.


The Correspondence of Thomas Wolfe and Homer Andrew Watt, Edited by Oscar Cargill and Thomas Clark Pollock, New York University Press, 1954.


The Letters of Thomas Wolfe, Edited by Elizabeth Nowell, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956.


"The Isle of Quisay," Comparative Literature, Winter 1957.
Welcome to Our City, a ten-scene play produced by the 47 Workshop, Harvard University, with performances at the Agassiz Theatre, Radcliffe College, May 11-12, 1923. Esquire. October 1957. (This is a shortened version of the 1923 production.)


"Biographical Fragment," Carolina Quarterly, Spring 1960.


The Short Novels of Thomas Wolfe, Edited by C. Hugh Holman, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1961.


Thomas Wolfe 's Purdue Speech: "Writing and Living," Edited by William Braswell and Leslie A. Field, Purdue University Studies, 1964.


The Letters of Thomas Wolfe to His Mother, newly edited from the original manuscripts by C. Hugh Holman and Sue Fields Ross. University of North Carolina Press, 1968.


The Notebooks of Thomas Wolfe, Edited by Richard S. Kennedy and Paschal Reeves, University of North Carolina Press, 1970.
The Mountains, two versions: a play in one act; a drama in three acts and a prologue, Edited by Pat M. Ryan. University of North Carolina Press, 1970.


A Prologue to America. Edited with a Foreword by Aldo P. Magi, Croissant & Company, 1978.


London Tower. Edited with a Prefatory Note by Aldo P. Magi. Thomas Wolfe Society, 1980.
The Poem to "O Lost," Thomas Wolfe Society, 1980.


The Streets of Durham. Edited with a Prolegomenon by Richard Walser, Thomas Wolfe Society, 1982.


K-19: Salvaged Pieces. Edited by John L. Idol Jr. Thomas Wolfe Society, 1983.
Welcome to Our City: A Play in Ten Scenes. Edited by Richard S. Kennedy. Louisiana State University Press, 1983.
Beyond Love and Loyalty: The Letters of Thomas Wolfe and Elizabeth Nowell, Together with "No More Rivers," A Story by Thomas Wolfe. University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
My Other Loneliness: Letters of Thomas Wolfe and Aline Bernstein. Edited by Suzanne Stutman. University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
The Autobiography of an American Novelist, newly edited versions of The Story of a Novel and Writing and Living by Leslie Field. Harvard University Press, 1983.


The Train and the City, Thomas Wolfe Society, 1984.


Mannerhouse: A Play in a Prologue and Four Acts. Edited by Louis D. Rubin Jr. and John L. Idol Jr. Louisiana State University Press, 1985.
Thomas Wolfe Interviewed, 1929-1938. Edited by Aldo P. Magi and Richard Walser. Louisiana State University Press, 1985.


Holding on for Heaven: The Cables and Postcards of Thomas Wolfe and Aline Bernstein. Edited by Suzanne Stutman, Thomas Wolfe Society, 1986.
The Hound of Darkness. Edited by John L. Idol Jr., Thomas Wolfe Society, 1986.


The Complete Short Stories of Thomas Wolfe. Edited by Francis E. Skipp, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987.


The Starwick Episodes. Edited by Richard S. Kennedy, Thomas Wolfe Society, 1989. (Republished by Louisiana State University Press, 1995).


Thomas Wolfe's Composition Books: The North State Fitting School 1912-1915. Edited by Alice R. Cotten, Thomas Wolfe Society, 1990.


The Autobiographical Outline for Look Homeward, Angel. Edited by Lucy Conniff and Richard S. Kennedy, Thomas Wolfe Society, 1991.
The Good Child's River. Edited by Suzanne Stutman, University of North Carolina Press, 1991.
"Nine Letters of Thomas Wolfe, 1924-1938." Edited with commentary by Aldo P. Magi, South Carolina Review, Vol. 23, No. 2. 1991.


"E1even More Letters of Thomas Wolfe, 1929-1938." Edited with commentary by Aldo P. Magi, South Carolina Review, Vol. 24, No. 2. 1992.
The Lost Boy. Edited by James W. Clark Jr., University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
Thomas Wolfe's Notes on Macbeth. The University of North Carolina, English 37, Winter Quarter. Edited by William Grimes Cherry III, Thomas Wolfe Society, 1992.


[George Webber, Writer]: An Introduction by a Friend. Edited by John L. Idol Jr., Thomas Wolfe Society, 1994.


The Party at Jack's. Edited by Suzanne Stutman and John L. Idol Jr., University of North Carolina Press, 1995.


Antaeus, or A Memory of Earth. Thomas Wolfe Society, 1996.

Biographies and Other Writings on Thomas Wolfe

Adams, Agatha Boyd. Thomas Wolfe: Carolina Student. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Library, 1950.

Austin, Neal F. A Biography of Thomas Wolfe. Austin, Tex: R. Beacham, 1968.

Berger, Brian F. Thomas Wolfe: The Final Journey. West Linn, Or.: Williamette River Press, 1984.

Cocke, William J. Johnny Park Talks of Thomas Wolfe. [n.p.], 1973.

Daniels, Jonathan. Thomas Wolfe: October Recollections. Columbia, S.C.: Bostwick and Thornley, 1961.

Donald, David Herbert. Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987.

Gould, Elaine Westall. Look Behind You, Thomas Wolfe: Ghosts of a Common Tribal Heritage. Hicksville, N.Y.: Exposition Press, 1976.

Magi, Aldo P. and Richard Walser, eds. Thomas Wolfe Our Friend 1933-1938, by Clayton and Kathleen Hoagland. Athens, Ohio: Croissant & Company, 1979.

Mitchell, Ted. Thomas Wolfe: A Writer's Life. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Office of Archives & History, 1999.

Nowell, Elizabeth. Thomas Wolfe: A Biography. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, 1960.

Pollock, Thomas Clark and Oscar Cargill. Thomas Wolfe at Washington Square. New York: New York University Press, 1954.

Raynolds, Robert. Thomas Wolfe: Memoir of a Friendship. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1965.

Teicher, Morton I. Looking Homeward: A Thomas Wolfe Photo Album. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 1993.

Turnbull, Andrew. Thomas Wolfe. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968.

Walser, Richard. Thomas Wolfe, Undergraduate. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1977.

Wheaton, Mabel Wolfe and LeGette Blythe. Thomas Wolfe and His Family. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, 1961.


Johnston, Carol. Thomas Wolfe: A Descriptive Bibliography. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987

Magi, Aldo P. "Thomas Wolfe: A Publishing Chronology," The Thomas Wolfe Review. Fall 1983, pp. 14-20

Mitchell, Ted. Thomas Wolfe: A Writer's Life