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Tom Wolfe (1) (1930–2018)

Autor(a) de The Bonfire of the Vanities

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About the Author

Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 2, 1930. He received bachelor's degree in English from Washington and Lee University in 1951 and a Ph.D in American studies from Yale University in 1957. He started his journalism career as a general-assignment reporter at The mostrar mais Springfield Union. While he was working for The Washington Post, he was assigned to cover Latin America and won the Washington Newspaper Guild's foreign news prize for a series on Cuba in 1961. In 1962, he became a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune and a staff writer for New York magazine. His work also appeared in Harper's and Esquire. His first book, a collection of articles about the flamboyant Sixties written for New York and Esquire entitled The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, was published in 1968. His other collections included Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and Hooking Up. His non-fiction works included The Pump House Gang; The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test; The Painted Word; Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine; In Our Time; and From Bauhaus to Our House. The Right Stuff won the American Book Award for nonfiction, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Harold Vursell Award for prose style, and the Columbia Journalism Award. It was adapted into a film in 1983. His fiction books included The Bonfire of the Vanities, Ambush at Fort Bragg, A Man in Full, The Kingdom of Speech, I Am Charlotte Simmons, and Back to Blood. He was also a contributing artist at Harper's from 1978 to 1981. Many of his illustrations were collected in In Our Time. He died on May 14, 2018 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Tom Wolfe

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) 8,926 exemplares
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) 6,334 exemplares
The Right Stuff (1979) 4,659 exemplares
A Man in Full (1998) 4,515 exemplares
I Am Charlotte Simmons (2004) 3,870 exemplares
From Bauhaus to Our House 1,349 exemplares
Hooking Up (2000) 1,040 exemplares
Back to Blood (2012) 973 exemplares
The Painted Word (1975) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições942 exemplares
The Pump House Gang (1968) 505 exemplares
Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine (1976) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições338 exemplares
The New Journalism (1973) — Editor; Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
The Kingdom of Speech (2016) 290 exemplares
The Purple Decades (1982) — Ilustrador, algumas edições270 exemplares
Ambush at Fort Bragg (1997) 146 exemplares
In Our Time (1980) — Ilustrador, algumas edições122 exemplares
Tom Wolfe: Two Complete Books (1994) 29 exemplares
Frederick Hart: Sculptor (1995) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Où est votre stylo ? (2016) 9 exemplares
The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce (1990) 8 exemplares
Mid-Atlantic Man (1969) 3 exemplares
Wolfe Tom 2 exemplares
il deceennio dell'io (2013) 2 exemplares
Underneath the I-Beams (1981) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 775 exemplares
Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (2007) — Contribuidor — 600 exemplares
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Contribuidor — 325 exemplares
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Contribuidor — 304 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 277 exemplares
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (1997) — Contribuidor — 214 exemplares
Three Novels : Mildred Pierce; Double Indemnity; The Postman Always Rings Twice; (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições211 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (1999) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
Photographs (1983) — Introdução — 179 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Going Downtown: The War Against Hanoi and Washington (1988) — Prefácio, algumas edições77 exemplares
Malaparte: A House Like Me (1999) — Prefácio — 51 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Color Photographs (1976) 18 exemplares
I'm a Little Special (1999) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Sky High: Stories of Survival from Air to Space (2002) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Bill Cunningham New York [2010 film] (2011) — Actor — 9 exemplares
À la Mode: On the Social Psychology of Fashion (1973) — Introdução, algumas edições8 exemplares
The New York Spy A Most Personal Guide to the Empire City (1967) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Speed: Stories of Survival from Behind the Wheel (2002) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Wolfe, Tom
Nome legal
Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly, Jr.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Richmond, Virginia, Verenigde Staten
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
antibiotic-resistant infection
Locais de residência
Richmond, Virginia, USA
New York, New York, USA
St. Christopher's School
Washington and Lee University (BA|English|1951)
Yale University (PhD|American Studies|1957)
Springfield Union
The Washington Post
New York Herald Tribune
New Journalism
Rolling Stone (mostrar todos 7)
Harper's Magazine
Prémios e menções honrosas
Jefferson Lecture (2006)
Washington Newspaper Guild Award ( [1961])
Society of Magazine Writers Award for Excellence (1970)
National Humanities Medal (2001)
Frank Luther Mott Research Award (1973)
John Dos Passos Award (1984) (mostrar todos 17)
Virginia Laureate for Literature (1977)
Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Institute of Arts and Letters (1980)
Art History Citation (National Sculpture Society ∙ 1980)
Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence (1986)
St. Louis Literary Award (1990)
National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (2010)
Gari Melchers Medal (1986)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Medal (Eastern Washington University ∙ 1986)
Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2003)
Golden Plate Award (American Academy of Achievement, 2005)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2008)
Lynn Nesbit (Janklow and Nesbit)



Bonfire of the Vanities: Tom Wolfe em Someone explain it to me... (Março 2021)


You’re either on the bus or off the bus.

This novel is unique. I can appreciate the efforts and how it’s written. Few authors can write like this and do it well. That being said, it was hard to focus on at times.

You’re either on the bus or off the bus...and I guess I’m just off the bus.
RochelleJones | 74 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |
Page 227, said by Martha Croker: Here I am at fifty-three, trying to start over as a woman--in this ludicrous factory for boys with breasts!

Page 259, said by Harry Zale: Lenin had it easy. He didn't have to clean after a shithead like Charlie Croker.
Lokileest | 45 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
Highly enjoyable critique of the origin and content (Flatness!!) of Abstract Expressionism and other Modern Art schools. No more trouble to read than a lengthy essay.
lelandleslie | 17 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
Finally finished the bastard---it was a real slog. I'm sure the writing is some people's cup of tea, but not mine.

The most interesting part of it, and the only part that has stayed with me strongly, was the description of how it all went sour---the point where the civil rights movement stopped being cool and was dropped in favor of drugs. Definitely a warning.
caedocyon | 74 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |


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