THE KANDY KOLORED TANGERINE FLAKE STREAMLINE BABY

Download The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE KANDY KOLORED TANGERINE FLAKE STREAMLINE BABY book pdf for free now.

The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 9781448181957
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 162
Read : 905

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
Category: Social Science

The Critical Response To Tom Wolfe

Author : Doug Shomette
ISBN : UOM:39015029206623
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 47.64 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 891
Read : 591

Shomette here collects from four to eight representative reviews and critical commentary on each of Wolfe's eleven major works. A judicious introduction summarizes these 54 pieces as well as other notable critical reactions not reprinted.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary Journalism In The United States Of America And Slovenia

Author : Sonja Merljak Zdovc
ISBN : 0761841563
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 67.43 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 191
Read : 702

Slovenia is acquiring some literary journalism written by Slovene journalists and writers. Author Sonja Merljak Zdovc suggests that more Slovene writers should prefer literary journalism because nonfiction is based on truth, facts, and data and appeals more to readers interested in real world stories. The honest, precise, profound, and sophisticated voice of literary journalism is becoming increasingly good for newspaper circulation, as it reaches not just the mind but also the heart of the reader. Thus, the world of Slovene journalism should also take a turn towards the stylized literary journalism seen in the United States. There, journalists and writers realize that through literary journalism they could perhaps end a general decline of traditional print media by restoring to readers stories that uncover the universal struggle of the human condition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A History Of American Literary Journalism

Author : John C. Hartsock
ISBN : 1558492526
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 59.75 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 719
Read : 1241

During the 1960s, such works as Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem were cited as examples of the "new journalism." True stories that read like novels, they combined the journalist's task of factual reporting with the art of fictional narration. Yet as John C. Hartsock shows in this revealing study, the roots of this distinctive form of writing--whether called new journalism, literary journalism, or creative nonfiction--can be traced at least as far back as the late nineteenth century. In the decades following the American Civil War, Stephen Crane, Lafcadio Hearn, and other journalists challenged the notion, then just emerging, that the reporter's job was to offer a concise statement of the "objective truth." Drawing on the techniques of the realistic novel, these writers developed a new narrative style of reporting aimed at lessening the distance between observer and observed, subject and object. By the 1890s, Hartsock argues, literary journalism had achieved critical recognition as a new form of writing, different not only from "objective" reporting but also from the sensationalistic "yellow press" and at times the socially engaged "muckrakers." In the twentieth century, the form has continued to evolve and maintain its vitality, despite being marginalized by the academic establishment. A former journalist who covered Capitol Hill for UPI and reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union for the San Francisco Examiner, Hartsock brings a fresh and informed perspective to the issues he examines. The result is a concise introduction to the genesis and development of a significant literary genre.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Men To Boys

Author : Gary Cross
ISBN : 9780231513111
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 21.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 757
Read : 934

Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage, and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character& mdash;the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the hedonistic pleasures of youth than embrace the self-sacrificing demands of adulthood. When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Men have gone from idolizing Cary Grant to aping Hugh Grant, shunning marriage and responsibility well into their twenties and thirties. Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity. Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He finds that men of the "Greatest Generation" might have embraced their role as providers but were confused by the contradictions and expectations of modern fatherhood. Their uncertainty gave birth to the Beats and men who indulged in childhood hobbies and boyish sports. Rather than fashion a new manhood, baby-boomers held onto their youth and, when that was gone, embraced Viagra. Without mature role models to emulate or rebel against, Generation X turned to cynicism and sensual intensity, and the media fed on this longing, transforming a life stage into a highly desirable lifestyle. Arguing that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, Cross concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood., reviewing a previous edition or volume
Category: Social Science

The Gang That Wouldn T Write Straight

Author : Marc Weingarten
ISBN : 9780307525697
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32.37 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 246
Read : 1101

. . . In Cold Blood, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Armies of the Night . . . Starting in 1965 and spanning a ten-year period, a group of writers including Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, John Sack, and Michael Herr emerged and joined a few of their pioneering elders, including Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, to remake American letters. The perfect chroniclers of an age of frenzied cultural change, they were blessed with the insight that traditional tools of reporting would prove inadequate to tell the story of a nation manically hopscotching from hope to doom and back again—from war to rock, assassination to drugs, hippies to Yippies, Kennedy to the dark lord Nixon. Traditional just-the-facts reporting simply couldn’t provide a neat and symmetrical order to this chaos. Marc Weingarten has interviewed many of the major players to provide a startling behind-the-scenes account of the rise and fall of the most revolutionary literary outpouring of the postwar era, set against the backdrop of some of the most turbulent—and significant—years in contemporary American life. These are the stories behind those stories, from Tom Wolfe’s white-suited adventures in the counterculture to Hunter S. Thompson’s drug-addled invention of gonzo to Michael Herr’s redefinition of war reporting in the hell of Vietnam. Weingarten also tells the deeper backstory, recounting the rich and surprising history of the editors and the magazines who made the movement possible, notably the three greatest editors of the era—Harold Hayes at Esquire, Clay Felker at New York, and Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone. And finally Weingarten takes us through the demise of the New Journalists, a tragedy of hubris, miscalculation, and corporate menacing. This is the story of perhaps the last great good time in American journalism, a time when writers didn’t just cover stories but immersed themselves in them, and when journalism didn’t just report America but reshaped it. “Within a seven-year period, a group of writers emerged, seemingly out of nowhere—Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion, John Sack, Michael Herr—to impose some order on all of this American mayhem, each in his or her own distinctive manner (a few old hands, like Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, chipped in, as well). They came to tell us stories about ourselves in ways that we couldn’t, stories about the way life was being lived in the sixties and seventies and what it all meant to us. The stakes were high; deep fissures were rending the social fabric, the world was out of order. So they became our master explainers, our town criers, even our moral conscience—the New Journalists.” —from the Introduction From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pacific Passages

Author : Patrick J. Moser
ISBN : 9780824831554
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71.54 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 336
Read : 532

'Pacific Passages' brings together four centuries of writing about surfing. It explores the sport's most recent trends, tracing the development of surfing into the global phenomenon it is today and revealing connections to major social concerns.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Our True Stay

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 1424122481
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 34.37 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 831
Read : 679

Divorce after more than twenty years of marriage sets the stage for author Tom Wolfeas journey in rhyme through self discovery, dating, love, and life. Designed to inspire us during times of change, he boldly guides in his unique style. To dare to explore oneas soul is not an act of courage, but instead just a simple inward glance down oneas stovepipe. Who is actually in there, you might ask? Are you hiding? Why should you dare come out to play? Lost after love, Tom challenges himself to look toward the horizon, questioning if the love that had grown inside him was only about athe relationship.a He discovers that our love resides within ourselves. Itas a flashathe instant between loving embrace and heated words. The sinking emptiness that follows becomes his tears of wisdom, his tears of regret, his tears of loneliness, and his tears full of questions. From the muck inside, he arose to see the dawning of a new day, resolved to walk, and then to fly!
Category: Poetry

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 1429961147
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 22.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 379
Read : 299

Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. "An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.
Category: Social Science