Search Results: "Tom Wolfe"


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A MAN IN FULL by Tom Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

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FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE by Tom Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1981

"But there will be readers—from among Wolfe's fans and those who still feel threatened by those glass boxes, even after 60 years."
A brief tirade against that perennial affront, modernist architecture—and about as clever as the title. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH by Tom Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Typically, Wolfe throws a Molotov cocktail at conventional wisdom in a book that won't settle any argument but is sure to start some."
A fresh look at an old controversy, as a master provocateur suggests that human language renders the theory of evolution more like a fable than scientific fact. 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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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 NEW JOURNALISM by Tom Wolfe
Released: June 6, 1973

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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 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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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 RIGHT STUFF by Tom Wolfe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1979

"But most readers outside the slick urban Wolfe orbit will find credibility fatally undermined by the self-indulgent digressions, the stylistic excesses, and the broadly satiric, anti-All-American stance; and, though The Right Stuff has enough energy, sass, and dirt to attract an audience, it mostly suggests that until Wolfe can put his subject first and his preening writing-persona second, he probably won't be a convincing chronicler of anything much weightier than radical chic."
Yes: it's high time for a de-romanticized, de-mythified, close-up retelling of the U.S. Space Program's launchingâ€"the inside story of those first seven astronauts. Read full book review >

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BACK TO BLOOD by Tom Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Full of stereotyping and waspishness, sure, but a welcome pleasure from an old master and the best from his pen in a long while."
Wolfe (A Man in Full, 1998, etc.) returns to fine form with this zingy, mile-a-minute novel of life in the weird confines of Miami. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTED WORD by Tom Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1975

"And yet, his Populist blast against the reductivism of contemporary art from Abstract Expressionism to Minimalism to Conceptual Art-a process of eliminating more and more elements from the painting—is a shaft well-aimed—especially if you think that what's lacking is visual reward and emotional impact."
No question about it, Tom Wolfe is speaking for the yahoos in this little essay—it appeared in its entirety in Harper's Magazine, and though the Art World will no doubt assiduously ignore Wolfe's Bronx cheers, a lot of ordinary philistines will say "Right on!" Read full book review >