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Tom Wolfe (1) (1930–2018)

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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Forfængelighedens bål (1987) 9,036 eksemplarer, 132 anmeldelser
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) 6,388 eksemplarer, 76 anmeldelser
Kold marv (1979) 4,697 eksemplarer, 74 anmeldelser
En stor mand (1998) 4,570 eksemplarer, 48 anmeldelser
Jeg er Charlotte Simmons : roman (2004) 3,896 eksemplarer, 82 anmeldelser
From Bauhaus to Our House 1,367 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Hooking Up (2000) 1,050 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Back to Blood (2012) 992 eksemplarer, 33 anmeldelser
The Painted Word (1975) — Forfatter; Illustrator, nogle udgaver952 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers (1970) 852 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
The Pump House Gang (1968) 510 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine (1976) — Forfatter; Illustrator, nogle udgaver340 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The New Journalism (1973) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 337 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Kingdom of Speech (2016) 296 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
The Purple Decades (1982) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver271 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Ambush at Fort Bragg (1997) 148 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
In Our Time (1980) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver123 eksemplarer
Tom Wolfe: Two Complete Books (1994) 29 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Frederick Hart: Sculptor (1995) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Où est votre stylo ? (2016) 9 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce (1990) 8 eksemplarer
Mid-Atlantic Man (1969) 3 eksemplarer
Wolfe Tom 2 eksemplarer
il deceennio dell'io (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Underneath the I-Beams (1981) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 788 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (2007) — Bidragyder — 607 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Bidragyder — 325 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Bidragyder — 306 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Bidragyder — 294 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Bidragyder — 284 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion (2011) — Bidragyder — 249 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (1997) — Bidragyder — 216 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Three Novels : Mildred Pierce; Double Indemnity; The Postman Always Rings Twice; (1934) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver213 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (1999) — Bidragyder — 191 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Photographs (1983) — Introduktion — 185 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
Remembering Jack: Intimate and Unseen Photographs of the Kennedys (2003) — Efterskrift — 118 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Bidragyder — 114 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Expanded 10th-Anniversary Edition) (2008) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
Going Downtown: The War Against Hanoi and Washington (1988) — Forord, nogle udgaver78 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of New York Magazine (2008) — Forord — 67 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Malaparte: A House Like Me (1999) — Forord — 51 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Bonfire of the Vanities [1990 film] (1990) 47 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy Classic Rock & Pop Writing from Elvis to Oasis (1996) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Lapham's Quarterly - Lines of Work: Volume IV, Number 2, Spring 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Best American Magazine Writing 2000 (2000) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Color Photographs (1976) 19 eksemplarer
I'm a Little Special (1999) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Sky High: Stories of Survival from Air to Space (2002) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Bill Cunningham New York [2010 film] (2011) — Actor — 9 eksemplarer
À la Mode: On the Social Psychology of Fashion (1973) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver8 eksemplarer
The New York Spy A Most Personal Guide to the Empire City (1967) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Speed: Stories of Survival from Behind the Wheel (2002) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer

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Good on the personalities, careers and experiences of the first handful of American astronauts - and much better on the fate of the families and trained apes forced to submit to the early US space program = but written in Wolf's irritating style.
 
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sfj2 | 73 andre anmeldelser | Jun 11, 2024 |
En episk berättelse som inte går att lägga ifrån sig eller sluta tänka på. Karaktärerna och miljöerna lever verkligen och som läsare känner jag mig delaktig i alla delar av boken.
 
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Mikael.Linder | 47 andre anmeldelser | Jun 2, 2024 |
A snapshot of one cohort of 1960s west-coast American youth culture from the inside. It's a surprisingly narrow, self-referencing group: I had forgotten how consistently the word 'spade' was used for every black person that the participants interacted with (employed 29 times, apparently). This book, along with the avid self-documentation of Kesey's entourage, made the names of some of the handful of characters well-known to a subset of the American counterculture. Wolfe's book, though, is too long, myopically self-absorbed, and written in a style that soon becomes tedious.… (mere)
 
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sfj2 | 75 andre anmeldelser | May 26, 2024 |
Or, how testosterone rules America.
Funny read, with this reserve.
It looks, indeed, that the Russians managed to go to space without all this macho bragging. On the other hand, you must be a bit bonkers to strap yourself to a barrel of powder and blow yourself up into space, so I'll cut some slack to Tom Wolfe for writing this teenage wanker's epic tale.
 
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Elanna76 | 73 andre anmeldelser | May 2, 2024 |

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