The Resource Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney

Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney

Label
Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools
Title
Tom Wolfe's America
Title remainder
heroes, pranksters, and fools
Statement of responsibility
Kevin T. McEneaney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 comprehensive in scope than any preceding book on Wolfe, it offers accurate and accessible commentary based upon what Wolfe admits about his own work. In this new book, Wolfe's work is put in journalistic and literary context. The reliability of Wolfe's journalism is discussed, especially when there are alternative narrations to events he has depicted. McEneaney also examines the Wolfe's use of pranks that he plays on readers at times, and uncovers the influences on Wolfe that have contributed to his unique style. Finally, the author discusses Wolfe's impact on other writers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEneaney, Kevin T
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.O526
LC item number
Z77 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wolfe, Tom
  • Wolfe, Tom
  • Wolfe, Tom (Künstler)
  • Wolfe, Tom
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social values in literature
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Popular culture
  • Literature
  • Manners and customs
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Popular culture
  • Social values in literature
Label
Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780313365447
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)277197102
  • (OCoLC)ocn277197102
Label
Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9780313365447
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008051908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)277197102
  • (OCoLC)ocn277197102

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