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I am Still Tom Wolfe

In 1952 a promising young pitching prospect out of Washington and Lee University showed up for a tryout with the New York Giants (the baseball Giants, that...

Books: Tom Wolfe: A Man In Full

The megayield critical and commercial success of The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1987 made Tom Wolfe a rich and very gratified author indeed. That big, boisterous...

An Elegant Execution

Last week's National Book Awards banquet in Manhattan was an exquisite literary evening. Copies of nominated books graced each table, nonfloral arrangements for...

Ideas: Wolfe Among the Pigeons

At this weak, pale, tabescent moment in the history of American literature, we need a battalion, a brigade, of Zolas to head out into this wild, bizarre,...

Books: Generation Gaffes

MAUVE GLOVES & MADMEN, CLUTTER & VINE by TOM WOLFE 243 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $8.95. When people all about him are keeping their heads, Tom Wolfe can...

Books: Skywriting with Gus and Deke

THE RIGHT STUFF by Tom Wolfe; Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 436 pages; $12.95 May 5, 1961: the day Alan Shepard scratched his back on the edge of space and America...

Design: White Gods and Cringing Natives

Tom Wolfe's look at architecture gets it half right The past ten years have proved a weird time for architecture, and weirder still for its public. In America,...

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