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Becoming a Man in Tom Wolfe's Back to Blood (2012)

The tradition of the Condition-of-England novels of the mid-19th century is still with us; novels still offer “analysis and synthesis of social reality”. One of the contemporary novelists who most clearly invites comparison with the C-of-E genre is the American Tom Wolfe. 1,452 more words

Tom Wolfe Disservices his Character Magdalena in Back to Blood

This is the fifth book I’ve read by Tom Wolfe. His journalistic style plus stories make for great page turners. Often his books explore class, wealth, and race—quite successfully. 630 more words


A Tom Wolfe in blocked writer's clothing

“I now know what writer’s block is. It’s the fear you cannot do what you’ve announced to someone else you can do, or else the fear that it isn’t worth doing. 357 more words

Tips For Overcoming Writer's Block And Procrastination

Suite - Machine of Civilization

Machine of Civilization


it’s a big machine
this civilization
gears turn
shape society’s


I flashed horror
at the dance in the morgue… 161 more words


Alternate Endings

Pop poetry spinning
out of me Heming-
way meets Hunter
Electric Kool-Aid Wolf(e)
howling through the City
Lights we nightly took

Jazz turns to Beat… 31 more words


American Stories #1: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Note: As we enter what Joe Scarborough justifiably expects to be “the most consequential political year of our lives,” I’m looking back at ten works of art—books, film, television, and music—that deserve to be reexamined in light of where America stands today. 642 more words