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Wolfe, Tom

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Most widely held works by Tom Wolfe
The bonfire of the vanities by Tom Wolfe( Book )

244 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 6,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherman McCoy, a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan becomes involved in a freak accident. Prosecutors, politicians, press, police, clergy, and assorted hustlers close in on him
The right stuff by Tom Wolfe( Book )

116 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 5,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the early days of the U.S. space program and the people who made it happen, including Chuck Yeager, Pete Conrad, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn
A man in full : a novel by Tom Wolfe( Book )

117 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on America featuring a capitalist trying to avoid ruin. The hero is Charlie Croker of Atlanta whose plantation and skyscraper face repossession by banks for non-repayment of a loan. One way out might be to request leniency in return for hushing up a rape
I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe( Book )

87 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Dupont University, an innocent college freshman named Charlotte Simmons learns that her intellect alone will not help her survive
Back to blood : a novel by Tom Wolfe( Book )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the police boat speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay, the scene is set for Officer Nestor Camacho's great moment of heroism. Except that in this feverous melting pot of a city, Nestor's one act of heroism can be seen as an utter betrayal of his Cuban roots
From Bauhaus to our house by Tom Wolfe( Book )

106 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of architectural trends in the twentieth century that attacks the modernist mainstream
Hooking up by Tom Wolfe( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In Hooking Up, Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast observing 'the lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000.' From teenage sexual manners and mores to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience; from his legendary profile of William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker (first published in 1965), to a remarkable portrait of Bob Noyce, the man who invented Silicon Valley, Tom Wolfe the master of reportage and satire returns in vintage form
The kandy-kolored tangerine-flake streamline baby by Tom Wolfe( Book )

93 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trends and idiosyncrasies characterizing America's status-seeking new cultures are observed in this collection of articles
The painted word by Tom Wolfe( Book )

76 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Painted Word charts the erratic course of the social history of Modern Art from it beginnings in revolution - a revolution against literary content in art - to its present state, in which it has become, quite unconsciously, a parody of itself, obsessedly devoted to the pronouncements of certain guru-critics, to the point of reductio ad absurdum, to the point where - turnabout being fair play - it has become as literary, as academic, as mannered, as clubby, as the salon painting agwinst which it first rebelled
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the flak catchers by Tom Wolfe( Book )

61 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two essays scathingly comment on the new racial and ethnic games being played by America's Beautiful People
The pump house gang by Tom Wolfe( Book )

62 editions published between 1947 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Running throughout The Pump House Gang is the central theme of most of Tom Wolfe's writing: Status. Much of the book deals with a surprising phenomenon in contemporary life: a determined retreat from conventional social hierarchies that Tom Wolfe calls "starting your own league." Surfers, motorcyclists, lumpen-dandies and . . . yes . . . stay-at-homes (see "The King of the Status Drop-Outs")—everybody's doing it. Except for die-hards in the crumbling old social worlds of New York and London, where the confusion is so great (see "Bob and Spike" and "The Mid-Atlantic Man") that nobody can tell whether this is really the path to the top they've taken or just the service elevator. Dazzlingly brilliant as a stylist, daringly provocative as a commentator, and always entertaining, Tom Wolfe is in his new book quite thoroughly . . . himself. He is at his best with the Pump House Gang, a remarkable surfing elite—who reappear briefly in a book published simultaneously with this one, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, about the adventures of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, the rise of the psychedelic life style in America, and the founding of a bizarre new religion. In the midst of it all, many members of the redoubtable Pump House Gang become indoor sports—happily freaking out in pads rather than wiping out in the surf, but with the same unique Pump House Gang flair"--Publisher's description
The electric kool-aid acid test by Tom Wolfe( Book )

139 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Test is the seminal work on the hippie culture, a report on what it was like to follow along with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they launched out on the "Transcontinental Bus Tour" from the West Coast to New York, all the while introducing acid (then legal) to hundreds of like-minded folks, staging impromptu jam sessions, dodging the Feds, and meetin some of the most revolutionary figures of the day
The kingdom of speech by Tom Wolfe( Book )

25 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Tom Wolfe was a bestselling novelist, he was a groundbreaking journalist. Now the maestro storyteller turns his attention to the mystery behind the creation of his own most important tool: language. In The Kingdom of Speech, Wolfe makes the captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the self-taught Englishman who beat Charles Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it for its inability to explain human speech, to the neo-Darwinists, who for years argued that there is a language 'organ' in the human brain, Wolfe examines how science has repeatedly tried and failed to account for man's gift of gab. Flash forward to the present day and the controversial work of another outsider, anthropologist Daniel Everett. After thirty years of studying a tribe isolated deep in the jungles of the Amazon, Everett revealed a people whose prehistoric level of speech had led to a society without religion, ceremonies, hierarchies, marriage, or ornaments, and without the ability to plan ahead or to consider a past beyond personal lifetimes, thus defying the current wisdom that language is hardwired in humans. With trenchant wit and uproarious humor, Wolfe cracks open the secretive, solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zigzags of Darwinism, both old and neo-, and he shows the endless importance of the courageous outsider in overturning our most cherished ideas about ourselves. Provocative and fast-paced, Wolfe's latest tour de force will have everyone talking."--Jacket
Mauve gloves & madmen, clutter & vine, and other stories, sketches, and essays by Tom Wolfe( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When are the 1970s going to begin'" ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "The Me Decade."
The purple decades : a reader by Tom Wolfe( Book )

44 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of Wolfe's essays, articles, and chapters from previous collections is filled with observations on U.S. popular culture in the 1960s and 1970s
The New Journalism by Tom Wolfe( Book )

81 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Rex Reed, Gay Talese, Richard Goldstein, Michael Herr, Truman Capote, Joe Eszterhas, Terry Southern, Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer, Nicholas Tomalin, Tom Wolfe, Barbara L. Goldsmith, Joe McGinnis, George Plimpton, James Mills, John Gregory Dunne, John Sack, Joan Didion, "Adam Smith," Robert Christgau, and Garry Wills
In our time by Tom Wolfe( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly one hundred black-and-white caricatures, accompanied by captions or by full prose vignettes, reveal the fancies, foibles, and leading types of the 1970s
Back to blood by Tom Wolfe( Recording )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times
I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe( Recording )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Charlotte encounters the paragons of Dupont University's privileged elite, she is seduced by the heady glamour of acceptance, betraying her values and upbringing before she grasps the power of being different and the exotic allure of her innocence
The bonfire of the vanities by Tom Wolfe( Recording )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherman McCoy, a young investment banker in Manhattan, finds himself arrested following a freak accident and becomes involved with prosecutors, politicians, the press, and assorted hustlers
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Kennerley, Thomas.

Kennerly, Thomas 1931-

Kennerly, Thomas 1931-2018

Kennerly Wolfe, Tom 1931-2018

Tom Vwlf

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe americký novinář a spisovatel

Tom Wolfe Amerikaans journalist

Tom Wolfe saggista, giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Tom Wolfe US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Journalist, Kunst- und Architekturkritiker und Illustrator

Urufu, Tomu

Urufu, Tomu 1931-

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Vulf, Tom

Vulf, Tom 1931-

Vulf, Tomas Kennerli 1931- mladshiĭ

Vulf, Tomas Kennerli, mladshiĭ

Vulfs, Toms 1931-

Wolfe T. журналист 1931-

Wolfe, Thomas K. 1931-

Wolfe, Thomas K. 1931-2018

Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly.

Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly, 1930-

Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly 1931-

Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly 1931- Jr

Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly, Jr.

Wolfe Tom

Wolfe, Tom Kennerly 1931-

Wolfe, Tom Kennerly 1931-2018

Wolfe журналист

Вулф T. K. мл. журналист 1931-

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Вулф, Том

Вулф, Том 1931-

Вулф, Томас Кеннерли 1931- младший

Вулф, Томас Кеннерли, младший

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Том Вулф

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וולף, טום

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تام وولف

توم وولف

توم ۆۋلف

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The right stuffA man in full : a novelI am Charlotte SimmonsFrom Bauhaus to our houseHooking upThe kandy-kolored tangerine-flake streamline babyThe painted wordRadical Chic & Mau-Mauing the flak catchers