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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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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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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THE HOUSE OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Slightly less violent and slower paced than Blake's last look at the Wolfe family (The Rules of Wolfe, 2013), this installment is an absorbing look at dire poverty, depravity and the all-too-successful business of kidnapping for profit."
Even for criminals, there's no such thing as a perfect plan. Read full book review >