Search Results: "Tom Wolfe"


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TOM by Daniel Torres
by Daniel Torres, translated by Julie Simmons-Lynch, illustrated by Daniel Torres
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Then again, this book is supposed to be about art, so maybe the words don't matter. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first book is a big tribute to New York City and a little satire about the superficiality of the public's taste in art, wrapped in a story about a dinosaur. Read full book review >

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TOM by Lyle Leverich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Affectionate and affecting, dense with arresting detail, likely to be definitive. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000; first serial to the New Yorker)"
Artistically and psychologically acute biography of the great American poet-playwright. Read full book review >

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TOM by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"A delightfully offbeat vignette of boyish mischief reinforcing the bond between generations; dePaola's handsomely designed illustrations have unusual warmth here, subtly expressing the characters' affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another autobiographical story from dePaola, this time about his grandfather, who ingenuously explains that "We're named after each other, Tommy. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >

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THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES by Tom Wolfe
Released: Nov. 9, 1987

"Often hilarious, and much, much more."
Sheer entertainment against a fabulous background, proving that late-blooming first-novelist Wolfe, a superobserver of the social scene (The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers), has the right stuff for fiction. Read full book review >

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THE NEW JOURNALISM by Tom Wolfe
Released: June 6, 1973

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THE PURPLE DECADES-A READER by Tom Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1982

"Best on fads, weaker when matters of substance intrude: a representative Wolfe parade—and a feast for nostalgic trend-watchers."
Not too many readers would agree with Joe David Bellamy (who provides the introduction here) that Tom Wolfe's New Journalism offers "the definitive, comprehensive, tuned-in portrait of our age." Read full book review >

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THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST by Tom Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1968

"But a mad master portrait for Wolfe."
Promethean prose poet Wolfe. . . Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1965

"Yeh Yeh ME Sir."
Tom Wolfe is becoming the New York Herald Tribune's pet pussy-cat reporter. Read full book review >

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RADICAL CHIC & MAU-MAUING THE FLAK CATCHERS by Tom Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1970

"Radical Chic appeared in altered form in New York Magazine."
The Kandy-Kolored gossip is with us again and, with a poisoned egret feather, Wolfe pinions the "Radical Chic" adventures of Lennie Bernstein and his circle. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE by Markus Zusak
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia, Zusak debuts with an intense tale about boxing, brotherly solidarity, and searching for self-respect. Read full book review >