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Thomas Wolfe Studies in China
Thomas Wolfe Review
January 1, 2010 | Wang, Lan-ming | Copyright
In Chinese academic circles, Thomas Wolfe's position has been awkward. On the one hand, he is well known for his unique complicated novels and well loved by Chinese readers; on the other hand, researchers in China have paid little attention to him, and no systematic works about Wolfe have come out. Earlier scholars who published articles about Wolfe are few, and their studies are not systematic. Among them are LIU Xiangyu ("Thomas Wolfe and His Novels"), LUO Zhugen ("Thomas Wolfe's Critical Realism"), FU Jingchuan ("Symbol of American Maturity: On Wolfe's Tetralogy"), DONG Wensheng ("Confessions, Creeds, Skills: Getting to Know Thomas Wolfe from The Story of a Novel"), JIANG Menghai ("On the Contradictory Style of Thomas Wolfe's Works"), WANG Xiaoguang ("A Poetic Delineation of the American Experience: On Thomas Wolfe and His Lyrical Novels"), and SUN Yinjie ("On the Language Style of Thomas Wolfe's Works").
In recent years, some scholars of the history of American literature have begun incorporating paragraphs about Wolfe into their works, such as DONG Hengxun's Modern American Novelists, --FU Jingchuan's A History of the 20th Century American Novel, LI Gongzhao's An Introduction to 20th Century American Literature, and DONG Hengxun's A Brief History of American Literature. …
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