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America Comprehended: Labor Day

LABOR DAY: A national holiday marking the last day of the calendar year that Tom Wolfe (a man who lives in perpetual fear of the splashback) can dress in his trademark suit and not be considered gauche.

America Comprehended

Random Retro Reaction - 8/25/2014

After attending a heaping hunk of hot rod shows this summer, I finally got around to reading Tom Wolfe’s The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby.  This is a collection of Wolfe’s articles published between 1963 and 1965 for  675 more words

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

An American Life

T. Baxter Frim rode to work on the subway each day, wearing a blue suit so dark it might as well have been black.

It was a heavy, wool suit, with stripes barely visible, and a vest with a watch pocket. 1,736 more words

Wolfe: I Am Charlotte Simmons

I Am Charlotte Simmons
Tom Wolfe
(Harper, 2004)
738 p.

A satire about modern university life has, among the many targets that leap into view, three that are nearly irresistible. 1,135 more words


I am the Walrus

“The experience of the barrier between the subjective and the objective, the personal and the impersonal, and I and the not-I disappearing…that feeling!…Or can you remember when you were a child watching someone put a pencil to a sheet of paper for the first tim, to draw a picture…and the line begins to grow- into a nose! 390 more words

Radical chic

But if the Bernsteins thought their main problem at this point was a bad press, they were wrong. A controversy they were apparently oblivious of suddenly erupted around them.

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Chapter 26: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is widely regarded as one of the founders of the New Journalism movement in American literature, which blended an objective, often-blunt, journalistic approach to narrative with a first-person “as though you were there,” experimental, onomatopoetic, free association style of expression.   1,003 more words