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Tom Wolfe

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  1. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Tom Wolfe, American writer, died at 88
    His works
    “. “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” an account of his reportorial travels in California with Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters as they spread the gospel of LSD, remains a classic chronicle of the counterculture, “still the best account

    “The Right Stuff,” his exhaustively reported narrative about the first American astronauts and the Mercury space program.”

    “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” Published initially as a serial in Rolling Stone magazine and in book form in 1987 after extensive revisions, it offered a sweeping, bitingly satirical picture of money, power, greed and vanity in New York during the shameless excesses of the 1980s.”


    He named current social movements

    “spotting trends and then giving them names, some of which — like “Radical Chic” and “the Me Decade” — became American idioms.”
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    Here’s an example. It’s from Girl of the Year.
    “Bangs manes bouffants beehive Beatle caps butter faces brush-on lashes decal eyes puffy sweaters French thrust bras flailing leather blue jeans stretch pants stretch jeans honey dew bottoms eclair shanks elf boots ballerinas Knight slippers, hundreds of them these flaming little buds, bobbing and screaming, rocketing around inside the Academy of Music Theater underneath that vast old moldering cherub dome up there — aren’t they super-marvelous?”

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