Wallstreet and Lit Life


What better way to celebrate humanity than acknowledging unexpected cultural overlaps? Wallstreet and the literary life have got some overlaps worthy of discussion. Because sometimes, during tough financial times, consulting a Thomas Wolfe novel for insight is the most helpful thing one can do.

“Conditions weren’t sound then. They may or may not be now. Uncertainty is often marked with feelings of helplessness and stasis. And yet Wolfe’s incantation offers reassurance and the hope of renewal, and of the benevolence implicit in the forward propulsion of time.”

Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →