Tom Wolfe Passes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scaramouche, May 16, 2018 at 10:01 AM.

  1. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Tom Wolfe, one of the leading practitioners of the "New Journalist" has passed at age 88. Whether or not you liked him, he could write a scrambled egg off a sizzling skillet without warming his finger tips. I don't know if it's saying to much to attribute him as the founder of the New Journalism but he sure woke up the language and reportage.


    You might have enjoyed some of his books without knowing it;

    The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
    The Pump House Gang
    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
    Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
    The Painted Word
    Mauve Gloves Madmen, Clutter & Vine
    The Right Stuff
    In Our Time
    From Bauhaus to Our House
    The Bonfires of Vanities
    A Man in Full
    Hooking Up
    I Am Charlotte Simmons

    Wherever he is now I know it is vividly technicolor
  2. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Thanks ‘Mouche.

    He sure could turn a phrase.
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  3. isialk

    isialk Active Member

    Jan 7, 2017
    Electric Kool Aid Acid Test was right up my alley in my time. Enjoyed reading him. Thanks

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. Pablomigraine

    Pablomigraine Whatchoo gots? Supporting Addict

    Feb 17, 2018
    Wow... first I've heard of this...
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  5. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Addict's shoot addict Supporting Addict

    Nov 3, 2011
    His childhood home is in my town, though part of it burned from arson a decade back. If I get a chance to check it out will post pics here.
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  6. Bro. Pappaw

    Bro. Pappaw Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 18, 2016
  7. jimmy james

    jimmy james 1911 Fiend Supporting Addict

    Aug 29, 2017

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