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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88. Wolfe's literary agent, Lynn Nesbit, told The Associated Press that he died of an infection Monday in a New York City hospital. Further details were not immediately available.

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You can never go home again.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-05-15 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The Bonfire of the Vanities," was one of the few good things about the '80's. "The Right Stuff' was another.

"The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. Wolfe heavily revised it before it was published in book form. The novel was a bestseller and a phenomenal success, even in comparison with Wolfe's other books. It has often been called the quintessential novel of the 1980s." wiki

RIP Mr Wolfe

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-15 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He was a truly interesting character and author. RIP.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-15 01:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I read "Electric Kool-aid Acid Test" while I was driving cross country to San Fransico while tripping on acid the whole time.
Oh to be young again.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-05-15 05:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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