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  A Man in Full Ever since he published his classic 1972 essay "Why They Aren't Writing the Great American Novel Anymore," Tom Wolfe has made his fictional preferences loud and clear. For New Journalism's poster boy, minimalism is a wash, not to mention a failure of nerve. The real mission of the American writer is... Read more

  The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test They say if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. But, fortunately, Tom Wolfe was there, notebook in hand, politely declining LSD while Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters fomented revolution, turning America on to a dangerously playful way of thinking as their Day-Glo conveyance, Further, made... Read more

  The Bonfire of the Vanities After Tom Wolfe defined the '60s in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and the cultural U-turn at the turn of the '80s in The Right Stuff, nobody thought he could ever top himself again. In 1987, when The Bonfire of the Vanities arrived, the literati... Read more

    Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers Mr. Wolfe writes a powerful book (actually a pair of essays) in his lively prose as he skewers, as only irony and sarcasm mixed with true-to-life scenes can, feel-good social consciousness. I enjoy his writing in virtually all settings (though I felt the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test was a bit much)... Read more


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    Tom Wolfe Web Site - Tom Wolfe has established himself as our prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive.

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