Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe (Thomas Kennerly Wolfe, Jr.), 1931–, American journalist and novelist, b. Richmond, Va. Wolfe first gained fame for his studies of contemporary American culture in the colorful style known as New Journalism. His journalistic works include The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965), The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968), Radical Chic and Mau-mauing the Flak Catchers (1970), The Right Stuff (1975), From Bauhaus to Our House (1981), and the anthology Hooking Up (2000). The Kingdom of Speech (2016) is a controversial critique of Darwinian evolution and Chomsky's linguitics. He has also written the novels Bonfire of the Vanities (1987), a satiric look at a New York City torn by race and class; A Man in Full (1998), the saga of an Atlanta millionaire and a comic portrait of the New South; I Am Charlotte Simmons (2004), a glimpse at randy contemporary collegians; and Back to Blood (2012), a tale of ethnic, racial, cultural, and financial conflicts in Miami.

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Tom Wolfe: Selected full-text books and articles

The Critical Response to Tom Wolfe By Doug Shomette Greenwood Press, 1992
McLuhan's New World By Wolfe, Tom The Wilson Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring 2004
The Rhetoric of the Other Literature By W. Ross Winterowd Southern Illinois University Press, 1990
Ethics of Sensibility in Tom Wolfe's Back to Blood By Jamshidian, Sahar; Pirnajmuddin, Hossein Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 52, No. 3, Summer 2016
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Tom Wolfe's American Ubermensch: I Am Charlotte Simmons and the Rhetoric of "Manly Courage" By Hawkins, Ty Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 43, No. 4, Fall 2007
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Tom Wolfe's Revenge By Harvey, Chris American Journalism Review, Vol. 16, No. 8, October 1994
Tom Wolfe's Miami By Berkowitz, Peter Policy Review, No. 177, February-March 2013
Tom Wolfe's School Days By Allen, Brooke New Criterion, Vol. 23, No. 5, January 2005
The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction By Patrick O’Donnell; David W. Madden; Justus Nieland Wiley-Blackwell, vol.2, 2011
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