RIP Tom Wolfe

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RIP Tom Wolfe

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Re: RIP Tom Wolfe

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 May 2018, 16:18

"The Right Stuff" is one of my very favourite books. :(
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Re: RIP Tom Wolfe

Postby Count Machuki » 15 May 2018, 16:22

Ah, that's too bad. He spoke at my commencement for undergrad.
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Re: RIP Tom Wolfe

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 May 2018, 16:39

Interesting writer. As a journalism student in the early '80s, he was a must read as one of the founders of the "New Journalism" school, along with Hunter S. Thompson, Talese, Mailer, Breslin, Schaap, Plimpton and Didion. It was a short-lived era but it influenced a whole generation of non-fiction writers.
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Re: RIP Tom Wolfe

Postby Snarfyguy » 15 May 2018, 16:43

No fucking way!


One time I had to go take pictures of something for work, so I was on the Upper East Side, with a camera, and BOOM there's Tom Wolfe (you couldn't possibly mistake him for anyone or fail to recognize him) so... I took his picture while he was waiting to cross the street.

Somewhere I have a photograph of Tom Wolfe scowling at me.

Oh this makes me sad. What a writer!
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Re: RIP Tom Wolfe

Postby toomanyhatz » 15 May 2018, 17:34

Great writer. Didn't know he was that old - not sure why. "Bonfire of the Vanities" was a great book that did not make for a great movie.

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Re: RIP Tom Wolfe

Postby Jimbo » 15 May 2018, 17:55

One of my favorites. RIP

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Re: RIP Tom Wolfe

Postby John aka Josh » 15 May 2018, 21:10

Great writer. I adored his work up to Bonfire, not so keen on the novels after that. It's the non fiction titles that really stirred me, fantastic writing. RIP Mr Wolfe.