Lost Boy: A Novella

Lost Boy A Novella Thomas Wolfe s novella The Lost Boy is a captivating and poignant retelling of an episode from Wolfe s childhood For this special illustrated edition James Clark unearthed Wolfe s original manuscrip

  • Title: Lost Boy: A Novella
  • Author: Thomas Wolfe Ed Lindlof James W. Clark Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780807844861
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thomas Wolfe s novella The Lost Boy is a captivating and poignant retelling of an episode from Wolfe s childhood For this special, illustrated edition, James Clark unearthed Wolfe s original manuscript for the story, which was first published in Redbook in a heavily abridged form This edition marks the first appearance of the original novella as Wolfe wrote it and its fiThomas Wolfe s novella The Lost Boy is a captivating and poignant retelling of an episode from Wolfe s childhood For this special, illustrated edition, James Clark unearthed Wolfe s original manuscript for the story, which was first published in Redbook in a heavily abridged form This edition marks the first appearance of the original novella as Wolfe wrote it and its first publication as a book Told from four perspectives, each articulating the sentiments of a different family member, the story captures beautifully the experiences of growing up in a mountain town in North Carolina at the turn of the century and the exhilaration of traveling by train to the 1904 St Louis World s Fair It also evokes in a timeless manner the tragedy of a family losing a young and promising child Wolfe is best known for his long, often poetic autobiographical novels However, many critics have maintained that Wolfe s experiments with the novella form often resulted in the creation of his greatest work, and The Lost Boy is a splendid example of that view.

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    1. Desde la primera línea ya sabes que ‘El niño perdido’ es una historia que quedará en tu recuerdo para siempre. La nouvelle, novela breve o relato largo, escrita por Thomas Wolfe es de una belleza indiscutible, bella, poética e intensa a un tiempo. La prosa de Wolfe contiene una poesía que no suele encontrarse fácilmente.‘El niño perdido’ tiene como figura central a Grover Wolfe, un niño de doce años de Ashville, inteligente y reservado a un tiempo. La obra está estructurada en [...]

    2. Esta é a história contada a várias vozes de um menino exemplar, Grover, que viu a sua vida bruscamente interrompida aos 12 anos, um rapaz prematuramente perdido pela família que o recorda com emoção reconstituindo alguns momentos da sua breve existência. Conhecemos Grover através de fragmentos dispersos compostos pelas várias vozes que o evocam e na qual está incluído o autor e irmão do rapaz perdido. Gostei sobretudo do primeiro e do último capítulo da novela: no primeiro acompanh [...]

    3. Breve y sentida novela autobiográfica donde Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938), de quien había leído anteriormente su muy recomendable novela Especulación, rememora a su hermano Grover que murió de tifus a los 12 años. Volver al pasado es recorrer la avenida del tiempo y constatar cómo la ciudad de su niñez muda de cara con la demolición y construcción de nuevos edificios y calles. Primero es Grover quien se muestra estupefacto ante esa realidad que lo envuelve. Un mundo fragante, vívido, palpi [...]

    4. "שוב, שוב פניתי לתוך הרחוב, מצאתי את הפינה שהרחובות הצטלבו בה, פניתי כדי להביט שוב ולראות היכן הזמן עצמו עבר ואיננו.והכול היה כשהיה מעולם. והכול הלך ולא ישוב עוד לעולם. והכול היה כשהיה, כמו לא השתנה מאז, מלבד זה שהכול נמצא, נתפס ונלכד לעד. וכך במוֹצאִי הכול ידעתי שהכול אבד."הנובלה [...]

    5. Written in 1937 and never before published in unabridged form, this poignant autobiographical novella explores the themes of time and remembrance that Wolfe later amplified in Look Homeward, Angel. The material restored in the new edition includes passages of lush description and a scene that reflects the prejudices of a bygone era. Wolfe's elder brother died in 1904, and the loss left the boys' mother with lasting psychic scars. Wolfe dramatized the tragedy via this polyphonic elegy. In part on [...]

    6. The Novella is in four parts each told by a different family member, and their own view about one child, a boy named Grover. Grover lives his childhood as a forty year old man in a childs body. He is the best child and the smartest (per his mother). Taking care of his siblings as if he were their caretaker and not their mother and father. Grover gets deathly sick after taking care of his sister and later dies of Tyfoid Fever at the age of twelve (Wolfe's real brother died of the same and at the [...]

    7. Um pouco indecisa entre as 3* e as 4*, mas acabei por atribuir esta classificação sobretudo pelo primeiro e pelo último capítulo.

    8. La fuerza poética de las palabras de Thomas Wolfe es increíble. Ha sido mi primer acercamiento al autor —más allá del biopic que hicieron de él y Max Perkins el año pasado— y tengo que decir que me ha dejado maravillada. La prosa de Wolfe es algo realmente especial, y la forma que tiene de reflexionar sobre el tiempo y el olvido me ha parecido fascinante. Me muero de ganas de seguir leyéndole.

    9. Una pequeña gran joya escrita con los cuatro sentidos. Delicioso, tierno, poético y maravilloso. No podría estar mejor acompañada en esta lluviosa tarde de otoño."Y de nuevo, de nuevo, volvía a la calle para hallar el lugar donde las dos esquinas se tocaban y me volví para ver adónde se había ido el Tiempo. Y todo era allí como siempre había sido. Y ya no quedaba nada ni nada volvería nunca. Y todo seguía siendo igual, como si no hubiera cambiado desde entonces, sólo que todo se ha [...]

    10. I have never read Thomas Wolfe, until now that is. Of course I want to read "Look Homeward Angel"; it's been on my want to read list for awhile. But when I saw this novella I thought I would use it as my introduction to Wolfe. I wasn't disappointed as you can see from my 5 star rating. I was surprised by how much I liked this story, especially the writing style. It reminded me of my past as a child, and I'm sure Wolfe was thinking of his own childhood memories when he wrote this.

    11. Un 'Tempus fugit' convertido en novela americana. Hermoso y conmovedor, pero no me ha llegado a calar tanto como "Una puerta que nunca encontré". Eso sí, Wolfe es uno de los grandes. Después de leer dos de sus novelas, a pesar de la brevedad, entiendo porque Faulkner era un gran lector de este coetáneo suyo.

    12. The Lost Boy, FoundThanks to the auspices of the University of North Carolina Press this incarnation of one of the wonders of Thomas Wolfe rises out of the past intact. Apparently the original novella was written in 1937, then edited rather drastically for publication in Redbook (for reasons that are obvious in reading the full novella), the complete and unabridged novella is presented here in a fine edition that includes the illustrations by Ed Lindlof and the obvious commitment of editing by J [...]

    13. A morte trágica de uma criança, em tão tenra idade, não deixa ninguém indiferente devido à incompreensão vital de tal acontecimento, gerando um curto-circuito a nível cerebral, nomeadamente para os pais que vêm as leis da vida serem-lhe usurpadas.Mas esse fim de vida não estará encarcerado num caixão porque as lembranças estarão para sempre perpetuadas nas memórias próprias (que habitam a atmosfera alada) mas sobretudo na dos familiares que partilharam o seu desenvolvimento, seja [...]

    14. As the title say, this is a novella, written by Thomas Wolfe, about his childhood, but keeping it fiction by using the last name Gant, the name of the family in Look Homeward, Angel. At the time, the family was in St. Louis, Missouri, to see the World's Fair and stayed there for about 7-8 months. This little book, which was edited and with an introduction by James W. Clark, Jr, is in four parts.Part One is Thomas' remembering his older brother, Grover. Part Two is the dialogue of their mother Ju [...]

    15. Podría haberse escrito en unas líneas "Érase una vez un niño de doce años, al que su familia quería mucho, que se murió de tifus" y se acabó. Para decir esto te tragas un libro entero, que describe hasta el más mínimo detalle del pomo de una puerta o el canto de una ventana. Le doy dos estrellas por el juego que hace en el uso del narrador, aunque siendo realista, no inventó nada, ya se ha hecho muchas veces, pero no siempre resulta convincente y Wolfe lo resuelve bien.

    16. Pues lo que os comentaba el otro día: no me van los libros episódicos, esos que se centran en cuatro cosas y ya está. Además, el estilo de Thomas Wolfe me parece excesivamente poético, más centrado en la forma que en contar una historia con más hondura. Sin embargo, consigue que en ciertas partes me entre una desazón y una melancolía difíciles de explicar y cómo historia sobre el tiempo pasado que ya nunca volverá cumple perfectamente.

    17. A real pleasure to re-enter the beautifully-evoked world of Thomas Wolfe, however briefly. This novella (previously published in a shorter version) is an extra addition to the Gant cycle and is very moving without ever resorting to cheap sentimentality.

    18. פרוזה עשירה, כתובה מדהים - מתורגמת מדהים אפילו יותרלסקירה המלאה ---> goo/fA7dci

    19. "שוב, שוב פניתי לתוך הרחוב, מצאתי את הפינה שהרחובות הצטלבו בה, פניתי כדי להביט שוב ולראות היכן הזמן עצמו עבר ואיננו. והכול היה כשהיה מעולם. והכול הלך ולא ישוב עוד לעולם. והכול היה כשהיה, כמו לא השתנה מאז, מלבד זה שהכול נמצא, נתפס ונלכד לעד. וכך במוֹצאִי הכול ידעתי שהכול אבד."הנובל [...]

    20. This was something I could relate to. I liked his description and sense of stylized development of a scene. He used repetition and plenty of descriptors to tell his story. And I almost didn't finish it after his handling of the candy man's coarseness with Grover. I don't have any children and I'm a little sensitive about me wasting my chances on propagating the next generation. I hope that kind of repressed feeling never surfaces on the part of the candy salesman and his father. One thing though [...]

    21. I watched Genius, the movie, about Thomas Wolfe, and decided to read one of his books. His novels were unseemly long, 700-800 pages in length. This was not the year of long novels, so I found Wolfe's novella.This was such a touching story, told from four perspectives: Grover himself, his mother's, his older sister, and his younger brother. It was told in the round and focused on the effects of time and how we can't get back time spent with loved ones and how memories are all that we carry.At tim [...]

    22. This was very poetic prose. Remembrances of a child and of relatives of that child. Very sad at times , the author uses steam of consciousness prose. It was especially interesting to me because I lived in St. Louis and could picture the places he talked about. It had information about the 1904 Worlds Fair. Great novella . I got it because I watched a movie about Thomas Wolfe's life. Very worth the read.

    23. This novella is a loving tribute by Thomas Wolfe to his older brother Grover.Thomas was only four when his brother succumbed to Typhoid fever at age 12.Told in 4 parts by different family members, their memories of the "lost" boy helped bring back the big brother that Thomas struggled to remember.

    24. თვითონ მოთხრობა ძალიან კარგია, ქართული თარგმანი მგონია ცუდი და დაპატარავებული.

    25. This is a puzzling book. It is written in a syncopated style that is almost as a human mind, hazardously remembering bits of the past, with its vivid sensations and at the same time, it natural fogginess, for these things are no more The Author shows an almost "adoration" of his Brother, and yet, what transpires from some of the remembrances (especially the one of his Sister) is that all other children were a bit "neglected" when compared to the devotion their parents (and especially the Mother) [...]

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