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Tom Wolfe

Biographical details ▽ Biographical details △

Born
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 1930

Died
New York City, United States, 2018

Places lived
Richmond, Virginia, United States; Springfield, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; New York City

Nationality
American

Publications
Novels, journalism, essays

Genres
Literary, new journalism

Writing language
English

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Greatest Literature

Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)

Greatest Novels

Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)

A Man in Full (1998)

Greatest American Literature

Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)

A Man in Full (1998)

Tom Wolfe

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First appearance of works in book form

1963

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby Journalism

Including articles "Las Vegas (What?) Las Vegas (Can't hear you! Too noisy) Las Vegas!!!!", "The Fifth Beatle", "The First Tycoon of Teen", "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby", "The Last American Hero", and others

1968

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Journalism

The Pump House Gang Essays and journalism

1970

Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers Two essays

"These Radical Chic Evenings", "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers"

1973

The New Journalism Anthology edited by Wolfe and E.W. Johnson

1975

The Painted Word Art criticism

1976

Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine Eleven essays, one story

Including story "The Commercial"; articles "The Truest Sport: Jousting with Sam and Charlie", "The 'Me' Decade and the Third Great Awakening", "Pornoviolence", and others

1979

The Right Stuff Nonfiction

1980

In Our Time Essays and drawings

1981

From Bauhaus to Our House Architecture criticism

1982

The Purple Decades Nonfiction

1987

The Bonfire of the Vanities Novel

1996–1997

Ambush at Fort Bragg Novella

1998

A Man in Full Novel

2000

Hooking Up Novella and essays

Including novella Ambush at Fort Bragg; essays "Hooking Up", "Sorry, But Your Sould Just Died", "My Three Stooges", and others

2004

I Am Charlotte Simmons Novel

2012

Back to Blood Novel

2016

The Kingdom of Speech Nonfiction

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES