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This collection of essays by Tom Wolfe recalls some of the seminal figures of the early 1960s – including the Cassius Clay-era Muhammad Ali and the Beatles – as well as focusing on New York and its denizens’ endless combat for social status.

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Tom Wolfe’s debut collection of essays – a brilliant, form-bending dive into the future of America as it careened through the 1960s

In 1965, Tom Wolfe dropped like a bomb onto the American literary scene with his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, an incandescent panorama of American counter-culture, its dances, bouffant hairdos, customised cars and rock concerts. Capturing the energy of the age in its portraits of Phil Spector, Cassius Clay, Las Vegas and the Nanny Mafia – as well as asking, why do doormen hate Volkswagens? – Wolfe’s flamboyant essay collection remains one of the great, revolutionary landmarks of modern non-fiction.

‘Journalism, it is said, is the first draft of history. Nobody exemplifies the dictum better than Wolfe, the cultural observer and social critic par excellence’ Daily Telegraph

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Weight 0.255 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

814.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K