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The New Journalism: Remembering its pioneer, the late Tom Wolfe

Aljazeera.com - 19 Aug 2018
Tom Wolfe rode across the country with a group of hippies. Hunter S Thompson probably overstayed his welcome with the Hell's Angels. Joan Didion delved into California dreaming and came up with nightmares. Terry Southern hung out with baton twirlers in ...
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A caveat on the great Tom Wolfe

Long Island Catholic - 01 Aug 2018
After The Right Stuff got me going on Tom Wolfe, it was impossible to stop. The first half of Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers — Wolfe's scathing account of a reception thrown for the Black Panthers by Leonard and Felicia Bernstein ...
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Speaking the unspeakable in Bangladesh

Aljazeera.com - 18 Aug 2018
American writer Tom Wolfe, who died earlier this year, is best known for his work as an author - books like The Right Stuff and Bonfire of the Vanities. But in the 1960s and 70s, he was at the forefront of another movement: New Journalism. Wolfe and ...
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'Bonfire of the Vanities' Author Tom Wolfe Dies at 88

Wall Street Journal - 15 May 2018
Tom Wolfe, the best-selling alchemist of fiction and nonfiction who wrote “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” “The Right Stuff” and countless other novels and works of journalism, died of pneumonia in a New York hospital Monday, said his longtime agent Lynn ...
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Getting the Ending Out of Tom Wolfe

The New Yorker - 16 May 2018
I don't remember the ending—some twist involving prison, stoicism, and conversion—and I would guess that most of the people who read the novel don't remember, either. And that's all right. Tom Wolfe, master of the deadline, understood that a story ...
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Tom Wolfe's Other Legacy

New York Times - 16 May 2018
In the end, it may have been Tom Wolfe's own chic that was most radical. Leave it to others to unpack the extravagant and often provocative literary legacy of the author, who died on Monday at 88. Of almost equal fascination are the contents of his ...
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Tom Wolfe: The Life and Times of a Revolutionary Storyteller

RollingStone.com - 26 May 2018
Tom Wolfe was meticulously researching the Pranksters and their philosophy of LSD-led liberation for what became The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, his 1968 New Journalism landmark. “He was really unobtrusive, except for the attire,” recalls Prankster ...
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Tom Wolfe, pioneering 'New Journalist,' dies at 88

The Boston Globe - 15 May 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of ''New Journalism'' who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as ''The Bonfire of the Vanities'' and ...
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The genius of Tom Wolfe's white suits

Washington Post - 15 May 2018
Tom Wolfe would have been just as brilliant without the white suit, but he would not have been nearly as interesting. His fashion harked to the past while his prose immersed us in the present. The suits alluded to civility while his books slashed away ...
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Tom Wolfe, 'Bonfire of the Vanities' author, dead at 88

Fox News - 15 May 2018
Condolences poured in from public figures, celebrities and writers following the news of Wolfe's death. Director Kevin Smith tweeted he was a "big fan of Tom Wolfe's 'Bonfire of the Vanities' and I've seen 'The Right Stuff' fifty times. This man's work ...
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How Tom Wolfe saved American fiction

Washington Post - 15 May 2018
No journalist ever moved to fiction with the panache of Tom Wolfe. But then, no one ever moved to anything with quite the panache of Tom Wolfe. The white-suited writer, who died Monday at the age of 88, transformed the field of nonfiction, but his four ...
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Tom Wolfe Had the Right Stuff

Wall Street Journal - 15 May 2018
I first became aware of Tom Wolfe, who died Monday at 88, when an English teacher at my Jesuit high school in Maine turned me on to (classical reference in that phrase) his 1968 exercise in New Journalism, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” Wow. I mean ...
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Where have you gone, Tom Wolfe?

Washington Post - 16 May 2018
Tom Wolfe, who passed away Tuesday, was not spare with his prose. But my, oh, my, he made his points clearly. According to Ben Zimmer of The Atlantic: “Wolfe's contributions to the English language go far beyond the most obvious catchphrases that he ...
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Second and Third Thoughts on Tom Wolfe

The Nation. - 01 Jun 2018
As a result of the Times articles, and above all Tom Wolfe's piece, my father (who did not host the event) received reams of hate mail, while members of the Jewish Defense League—an organization that was itself highly inflammatory—picketed our ...
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For Tom Wolfe, Affectation Was Armor

Vogue.com - 15 May 2018
At the time, I had little interest in the literary pyrotechnics of Tom Wolfe's book—I was more obsessed with Sam Shepard as the brash, daring, laying-it-out-there-on-the-edge Chuck Yeager, as well as with the literary pyrotechnics of Hunter S. Thompson.

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