Tom Wolfe

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Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (born March 2, 1930 in Richmond), known as Tom Wolfe, is a best-selling American author and journalist. He is one of the founders of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s.


The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968)

  • fishing for neon gumballs with a steam shovel in the Funtime arcade.

Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine (1976)

  • He sounded like Jean-François Revel, a French socialist writer who talks about one of the great unexplained phenomena of modern astronomy: namely, that the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.
    • "The Intelligent Coed's Guide to America"
  • A sect, incidentally, is a religion with no political power.
    • "The Me Decade and the Third Great Awakening"

In Our Time (1980)

  • Among other things Jonestown was an example of a definition well known to sociologists of religion: a cult is a religion with no political power.
    • "Entr'actes and Canapes"

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