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Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools

Autore: Kevin T McEneaney
Editore: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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While The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities remain perhaps his best known works, the author's journalism and fiction continues to enjoy a large audience, perhaps chiefly because of the variety of his subjects and his controversial approach to them. Here, he offers an account of the man and his works, explaining along the way Wolfe's use of irony, his obsessive themes, and even his use of pranks. More  Per saperne di più…
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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
McEneaney, Kevin T.
Tom Wolfe's America.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009
(OCoLC)650017293
Persona incaricata: Tom Wolfe; Tom Wolfe; Tom (Künstler) Wolfe
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kevin T McEneaney
ISBN: 9780313365447 031336544X
Numero OCLC: 277197102
Descrizione: x, 197 pages ; 25 cm
Contenuti: The Manhattan Virginian --
Journalism and hyperbole --
Prankster riddles --
From reporting to politics --
Historian at edge city --
Iconoclastic culture shredding --
Vanity rags --
Cultural drift --
The ivory tower in ruins? --
Vroom! Wolfe's status in American literature.
Responsabilità: Kevin T. McEneaney.

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Offers an overview of the life and works of the popular writer Tom Wolfe. This title explains Wolfe's use of irony, his obsessive themes, and his use of pranks. It also offers commentary based upon  Per saperne di più…

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"Following a short biographical chapter on American contemporary writer, Tom Wolfe, McEneaney (Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York) offers scholars an analysis of Wolfe's journalism, essays, and Per saperne di più…

 
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