“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.”
-Thomas Wolfe, Of Time and the River: A Legend of Man’s Hunger in His Youth
American author, Thomas Wolfe was born today in 1900 in North Carolina. The whole world is quite familiar with “You Can’t Go Home Again,” I think, possibly, more as a saying than as the title of his book published after his death in 1940. I remember reading some of his novels, including “Look Homeward Angel” as a teenager. As a teenager, I was also fascinated by his relationship with Aline Bernstein, a famous stage and costume designer and an older woman (by 19 years). “Aline Bernstein was the first woman designer to achieve professional recognition in the American theater.”–jewishvirtuallibrary
I would recommend reading a good biography of Thomas Wolfe, he had a very interesting childhood.