Category Archives: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe and the Rise of Donald Trump: A Review of Wolfe’s Writings

Wight Martindale Jr. writes in 2018: * I believe that intellectually and, in some personal habits as well, Wolfe and Trump are similar. But they lived in separate worlds. Perhaps someday a doctoral student will show us that all along … Continue reading

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The Origins Of Tom Wolfe’s Journalistic Voice

Matthew Ricketson writes: What characterizes Wolfe’s journalistic voice, then, are: exaggeration, energy, inventiveness, playfulness, a keen sense of performance, and a wickedly satiric eye. His voice has won glowing praise and sharp detractors. William McKeen, author of the one of … Continue reading

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Appreciating Tom Wolfe (1930-2018)

Carol Iannone writes: Tom Wolfe the novelist arrived as modern fiction was going bankrupt. Modernism, the revolution in the arts that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century, had delivered all it had to deliver, and was … Continue reading

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Tom Wolfe’s Status Update

Michael Lewis writes: Eighteen months! That’s what it took for Wolfe, once he’d found his voice, to go from worrying about whether or not to go on the dole to a cult figure. By early 1965, literary agents are writing … Continue reading

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Tom Wolfe – Stalking The Billion-Footed Beast

00:00 What do novels do better than movies/TV? 02:00 Why Authors Are Important: Tom Wolfe On His Favorite Books, Writing, Art, Style (1996), 05:00 Tom Wolfe on realist fiction, https://harpers.org/archive/1989/11/stalking-the-billion-footed-beast/ 27:00 From 2006: Writer Tom Wolfe on journalism and voyeurism, … Continue reading

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