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Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia on March 2, 1930. He received bachelor's degree in English from Washington and Lee University in 1951 and a Ph.D in American studies from Yale University in 1957. He started his journalism career as a general-assignment reporter at The mostra altro Springfield Union. While he was working for The Washington Post, he was assigned to cover Latin America and won the Washington Newspaper Guild's foreign news prize for a series on Cuba in 1961. In 1962, he became a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune and a staff writer for New York magazine. His work also appeared in Harper's and Esquire. His first book, a collection of articles about the flamboyant Sixties written for New York and Esquire entitled The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, was published in 1968. His other collections included Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and Hooking Up. His non-fiction works included The Pump House Gang; The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test; The Painted Word; Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine; In Our Time; and From Bauhaus to Our House. The Right Stuff won the American Book Award for nonfiction, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Harold Vursell Award for prose style, and the Columbia Journalism Award. It was adapted into a film in 1983. His fiction books included The Bonfire of the Vanities, Ambush at Fort Bragg, A Man in Full, The Kingdom of Speech, I Am Charlotte Simmons, and Back to Blood. He was also a contributing artist at Harper's from 1978 to 1981. Many of his illustrations were collected in In Our Time. He died on May 14, 2018 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno


Opere di Tom Wolfe

Il falò delle vanità (1987) 8,965 copie
La stoffa giusta (1979) 4,673 copie
A man in full (1998) 4,532 copie
Io sono Charlotte Simmons (2004) 3,880 copie
La bestia umana (2000) 1,044 copie
Back to Blood (2012) 981 copie
The Painted Word (1975) — Autore; Illustratore, alcune edizioni943 copie
The Pump House Gang (1968) 506 copie
Gente bene e tutti gli altri (1976) — Autore; Illustratore, alcune edizioni339 copie
The New Journalism (1973) — A cura di; Collaboratore — 334 copie
The Kingdom of Speech (2016) 291 copie
The Purple Decades (1982) — Illustratore, alcune edizioni272 copie
Ambush at Fort Bragg (1997) 146 copie
In Our Time (1980) — Illustratore, alcune edizioni122 copie
Frederick Hart: Sculptor (1995) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
Où est votre stylo ? (2016) 9 copie
Mid-Atlantic Man (1969) 3 copie
Wolfe Tom 2 copie
il deceennio dell'io (2013) 2 copie
Underneath the I-Beams (1981) 1 copia

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The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Collaboratore — 780 copie
Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (2007) — Collaboratore — 603 copie
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Collaboratore — 325 copie
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Collaboratore — 305 copie
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Collaboratore — 291 copie
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 281 copie
Three Novels : Mildred Pierce; Double Indemnity; The Postman Always Rings Twice; (1934) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni213 copie
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Collaboratore — 209 copie
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century (1999) — Collaboratore — 191 copie
Photographs (1983) — Introduzione — 181 copie
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Collaboratore — 119 copie
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Collaboratore — 112 copie
The Best American Essays 1987 (1987) — Collaboratore — 84 copie
Going Downtown: The War Against Hanoi and Washington (1988) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni78 copie
Malaparte: A House Like Me (1999) — Prefazione — 51 copie
The Best American Magazine Writing 2000 (2000) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
Color Photographs (1976) 18 copie
I'm a Little Special (1999) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
Sky High: Stories of Survival from Air to Space (2002) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
Bill Cunningham New York [2010 film] (2011) — Actor — 9 copie
À la Mode: On the Social Psychology of Fashion (1973) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni8 copie
The New York Spy A Most Personal Guide to the Empire City (1967) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Speed: Stories of Survival from Behind the Wheel (2002) — Collaboratore — 6 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Wolfe, Tom
Nome legale
Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly, Jr.
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di nascita
Richmond, Virginia, Verenigde Staten
Luogo di morte
New York, New York, USA
Causa della morte
antibiotic-resistant infection
Luogo di residenza
Richmond, Virginia, USA
New York, New York, USA
St. Christopher's School
Washington and Lee University (BA|English|1951)
Yale University (PhD|American Studies|1957)
Attività lavorative
Springfield Union
The Washington Post
New York Herald Tribune
New Journalism
Rolling Stone (mostra tutto 7)
Harper's Magazine
Premi e riconoscimenti
Jefferson Lecture (2006)
Washington Newspaper Guild Award ( [1961])
Society of Magazine Writers Award for Excellence (1970)
National Humanities Medal (2001)
Frank Luther Mott Research Award (1973)
John Dos Passos Award (1984) (mostra tutto 17)
Virginia Laureate for Literature (1977)
Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Institute of Arts and Letters (1980)
Art History Citation (National Sculpture Society ∙ 1980)
Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence (1986)
St. Louis Literary Award (1990)
National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (2010)
Gari Melchers Medal (1986)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Medal (Eastern Washington University ∙ 1986)
Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2003)
Golden Plate Award (American Academy of Achievement, 2005)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2008)
Lynn Nesbit (Janklow and Nesbit)



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