By Doug Shomette
Author of The correct Stuff and different journalistic writings in a literary vein and the unconventional Bonfire of the VanitieS≪/i>, Tom Wolfe has been lauded and vilified by way of the critics for breaking down the limitations among truth and fiction, journalism and literature, and for his stylistic idiosyncrasies. starting with The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, released in 1965, he has grew to become his prepared eye and excessive spirits--some may say suggest spirits--to the sacred cows and icons of artwork, structure, type, and politics in addition to to cults and the drug tradition, the gorgeous humans, astronauts, and Wall highway stockbrokers.
Doug Shomette collects from 4 to 8 consultant studies and important commentaries on every one of Wolfe's 11 significant works, together with essays through novelists Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and John Hersey, students Alan Trachtenberg and Albert Bergesen, journalist Garry Wills, and critic Hilton Kramer. Shomette's sensible advent summarizes those fifty-four items in addition to different impressive severe reactions now not reprinted. additionally incorporated is a chronology of significant occasions in Wolfe's profession; a bibliography of extra readings; and an index. An informative and wonderful reader and reference ebook, this paintings may be engrossing and enlightening to an individual who reads and enjoys Tom Wolfe or who's a pupil of postmodernism, modern literature, and the hot Journalism.
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