You Can't Go Home Again

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You Can’t Go Home Again

revisiting his home town, a writer is disillusioned by what he sees. [Am. Lit.: Thomas Wolfe You Can’t Go Home Again]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In fact, the "editing" of Wolfe's manuscripts, particularly after his unexpected death in 1938, has generated serious claims that Aswell was effectively a coauthor of the novels The Web and the Rock and You Can't Go Home Again.
Thomas Wolfe said, "You can't go home again." In her memoir Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin, Deborah McDowell, one of the country's leading scholars and critics of African-American literature and University of Virginia professor of English, shows that you can go home again, if you're willing to pay the price.
Who says you can't go home again? Mooresville, Ind., native Tim Franklin has been lured from the Chicago Tribune to become The Indianapolis Star's new executive editor and vice president at year's end.
It's a fact: you can't go home again (same river twice, etc.); and if home is a body, some of us restructuring The Stroll, The Locomotion, The Watusi, never lived there at ease to begin with.
You can't go home again. That adage proved true once again on June 25 with the announcement that Indianapolis-based Emmis Broadcasting bought the "right to purchase" the St Louis properties of the Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group.
DUBROVNIK, Croatia--Novelist Thomas Wolfe said that you can't go home again, but Yugoslavian-born choreographer Vassili Sulich proves him wrong by returning to his roots when the Dubrovnik Festival and Croatian National Theatre coproduce his choreodrama Oedipus Rex.
They say you can't go home again - but you could live out your retirement years in your first-grade space.
The idea that you can't go home again recurs throughout the novel, but the implication is interestingly reversed, suggesting that to return to an earlier phase in one's fife would be to backslide.
I guess the English mean it literally when they say, "You can't go home again."
But if, as Doyle discovers, you can't go home again, time and again during the novel's 25-year span he also finds that he can't stop trying.
Other books published this year included The Hamlet by William Faulkner, the first novel of a trilogy about the Snopes family; For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, set in Spain during that country's civil war; and You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe, who had died in 1938.

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