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The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe

I like Tom Wolfe as a stylist, though I remember having a few misgivings about A Man in Full. This book, his most recent I think, reads like a essay from the New Yorker, extended a little and put into book form. 99 more words

The Bonfire of the Vanities (Wolfe)

What an amazingly intense, funny, and accurate book. For a time, I was reading this alongside a biography of Basquiat, and the overlap – in terms of descriptions of excess – was remarkable. 113 more words


Daniel Wolfe At Aeon-'Chomsky, Wolfe & Me'

Full piece here.

On that recursion dispute:

‘Most recently, the disagreements in the field have pulled the American author Tom Wolfe into the fray, with a new book, The Kingdom of Speech, and a cover story in Harper’s Magazine on the topic.

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Quick Quotes #211

You go to bed every night thinking that you’ve written the most brilliant passage ever done, which somehow the next day you realize is sheer drivel.  – Tom Wolfe

In English- Please.

Quick Quotes #210

Never try to fit in; it’s sheer folly. Be an odd, eccentric character. People will volunteer information to you.  – Tom Wolfe

In English- Please.

Quick Quotes #209

Everybody is going to be what they are, and whatever they are, there’s not going to be anything to apologize about.  – Tom Wolfe

In English- Please.

Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full

Stoicism is a major theme in Tom Wolfe’s 1998 novel A Man in FullBut Wolfe portrays Stoicism as a religion rather than a philosophy. 476 more words