Tom Wolfe Jr.

Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (1930 - 2018)

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Thomas Kennerly (Tom) Wolfe Jr.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, USAmap
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Died in Manhattan, New York, New York, United Statesmap
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Biography

Tom Wolfe Jr. is Notable.

Tom Wolfe was an American author and journalist, best known for his New Journalism, in which literary techniques are used extensively.

He started off as a newspaper reporter in the 1950s, but achieved national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters), and two collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. In 1979, he published the The Right Stuff about the Mercury Seven astronauts, which was made into a 1983 film, directed by Philip Kaufman.

His first fiction novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987), achieved both critical and commercial success. It was criticized for the excessive use of exclamation points! It was made into a major motion picture of the same name, directed by Brian De Palma.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CCFP-T6Z : accessed 15 May 2018), Thomas K Wolfe Jr. in household of Thomas K Wolfe, Richmond, Radford (Independent City), Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2, sheet 17A, line 6, family 163, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2474; FHL microfilm 2,342,208.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTMF-S6V : accessed 15 May 2018), Thomas K Wolfe in household of Thomas K Wolfe, Lee Ward, Richmond, Richmond City, Richmond City, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 118-120, sheet 12A, line 30, family 230, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4323.

Obituary

Tom Wolfe Dies at 88



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Author Tom Wolfe participates in the White House Salute to American Authors hosted by Laura Bush
Author Tom Wolfe participates in the White House Salute to American Authors hosted by Laura Bush

The Pump House Gang
The Pump House Gang

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

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