Tom Wolfe


Tom Wolfe
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Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, Jr. (born March 2, 1931) is an American author and journalist, best known for his association and influence over the New Journalism literary movement in which literary techniques are used in objective, even-handed journalism. Beginning his career as a reporter he soon became one of the most culturally significant figures of the sixties after the publication of books such as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, and his collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. His first novel, The Bonfire of the ... more »

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  • ''The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.''
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. author, journalist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, September 8, 1988).
  • It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved...
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, author. "Jonestown," ch. 2, In Our Time (1980).
  • ''A cult is a religion with no political power.''
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. journalist, author. "Jonestown," ch. 2, In Our Time (1980).
  • ''Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions—Politics, like Rock, Pop, and Camp, has its uses.''
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. author, journalist. Essay originally published in New York (June 8, 1970). Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak-Catchers (19...
  • ''On Wall Street he and a few others—how many?—three hundred, four hundred, five hundred?—had become precisely that ... Masters of the Universe.''
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931), U.S. author, journalist. The Bonfire of the Vanities, ch. 1 (1979).
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O Lost

We shall not come again.
We never shall come back again.
But over us all, over us all,
Over us all is—something.

Wind pressed the boughs;
The withered leaves were shaking.
It was October, but some leaves were shaking.

A light swings over the hill.
(We shall not come again.)
And over the town a star.
(Over us all, over us all that shall not come again.)
And over the day the dark.
But over the darkness—
What?

We shall not come again.
We never shall come back again.

Over the dawn a lark. (That shall not come again.) ...

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