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March 1, 2000

"Assessing Thomas Wolfe's Place in Literary History": A Panel Discussion at Princeton University

"A Stone, a Leaf, an Unfound Door..."

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Professor of English William Howarth will moderate a panel discussion about Thomas Wolfe on March 6, 2000, at 4:30 p. m. in McCormick 101 at Princeton University. The panel is in conjunction with the current exhibition, "'The Story of a Novelist.' Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)," on display in the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery of the Graphic Arts in Firestone Library through April 9th.

Panel participants will include Carole Klein of the New School for Social Research in New York whose biography Aline examines Aline Bernstein's influence on Wolfe, Thomas A. Underwood, Lecturer in the Yale University Department of English and author of Orphan of the South, a new biography of Allen Tate, as well as of several articles on Wolfe and the Southern literary renaissance, and Ted Mitchell, author of Thomas Wolfe. A Writer's Life, and historic interpreter at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville, North Carolina. Questions from the audience are encouraged.

There will be a reception following the panel discussion in the Milberg Gallery between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

The panel is sponsored by the Friends of the Princeton University Library.