Tom Wolfe

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Enjoy your trip: books, music, films and more for an out-of-body experience
From Gaspar Noé’s death-dream to Elgar’s emotionally charged choral composition, our critics recommend culture to take you into another dimension

Miriam Gillinson, Sam Jordison, Jessica Kiang, Hugh Morris and Jason Okundaye

30, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Michael Lewis: ‘I didn’t believe in ghosts until I read Neil Gaiman’
The author on his envy of Philip Pullman’s world, imitating Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and struggling with Don Quixote

Michael Lewis

23, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Why did The Bonfire of the Vanities go from bestselling book to box-office bomb?
Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma’s star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel such a flop?

Oliver Macnaughton

02, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Top 10 most dislikable characters in fiction
From Tom Wolfe’s ‘master of the universe’ to George Eliot’s vengeful pedant, these are some of the hardest characters in literature to love

Louise Candlish

30, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Tom Wolfe remembered by Jann Wenner
The Rolling Stone co-founder, whose magazine published the novelist and trailblazing journalist’s articles, remembers an inspirational southern gentleman - and early adopter of calisthenics

Jann Wenner

16, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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From Audrey’s brows to Meghan’s knees: this week’s fashion trends
What’s hot and what’s not in fashion this week

08, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Over 30 years later, aspects of Tom Wolfe's New York still linger
The Bronx is far removed from the dystopia Wolfe described and Wall Street has lost its prestige, but the Upper East Side remains the same

Adam Gabbatt

20, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Tom Wolfe and the bonfire of male literary reputations | Emma Brockes
The late US author’s writing style might seem dated, but at least the obituaries were kind, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

18, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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'He loved to stir it up': five writers, editors and friends on Tom Wolfe's legacy
Tina Brown, Graydon Carter and others take stock of Wolfe’s long-form, stylized reportage that he helped popularize in the 1960s

Edward Helmore in New York

16, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Tom Wolfe, journalist and author of Bonfire of the Vanities, dies aged 88
Known for books including The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Right Stuff, the pioneering writer died on Monday after being hospitalised with an infection

Sian Cain in London and Jake Nevins in New York

15, May, 2018 @11:43 PM

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Tom Wolfe's silver-topped cane pointed towards the future
US literature’s spat-sporting heavyweight infuriated many, and influenced many more

Mark Lawson

15, May, 2018 @7:05 PM

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Did Tom Wolfe's bold predictions about human nature come true?
Twenty years ago, Tom Wolfe predicted that advances in neuroscience would transform our understanding. So, how much did he get right?

Vaughan Bell

15, May, 2018 @3:32 PM

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