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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 1429960566
Genre : Fiction
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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review) “A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” (The New Republic)
Category: Fiction

A Man In Full

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 9781446442067
Genre : Fiction
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A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe Charlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king. His expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000 acre quail shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife and a half-empty downtown tower with a staggering load of debt. Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. ‘Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive’ – Sunday Times
Category: Fiction

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 6134210951
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on four main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow and black activist Reverend Reginald Bacon. The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. Wolfe heavily revised it before it was published in book form. The novel was a bestseller and a phenomenal success, even in comparison with Wolfe's other books. In 1990, Bonfire was adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, Kim Cattrall as his wife Judy, Melanie Griffith as his mistress Maria and Bruce Willis as journalist (and narrator of the film) Peter Fallow.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Tom Wolfe S The Bonfire Of The Vanities As A Stylistic Triumph

Author : Martin Smollich
ISBN : 9783656769675
Genre : Literary Collections
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Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,4, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This is a study of Tom Wolfe's unique prose style. The focus is on his most successful novel "The Bonfire of the Vanities", published in 1987. An analysis of journalistic, traditional and satiric influences on Wolfe's writing is supplemented by the systematic dissection of key chapters. Several sections serve as examples of the prose style of important American novelists in order to highlight Wolfe's idiosyncrasies. The strengths and weaknesses of Wolfe's style are summed up in the conclusion.
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Tom Wolfe

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438113517
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Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Tom Wolfe.

The American Popular Novel After World War Ii

Author : David Willbern
ISBN : 9780786474509
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Through the perspectives of selected novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century this book examines crucial issues for Americans during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Devil S Candy

Author : Julie Salamon
ISBN : 9780786741830
Genre : Performing Arts
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A classic behind-the-scenes account of how a Hollywood blockbuster turned into a bomb that illuminates "how not to make a movie."--New York Times
Category: Performing Arts

English For Business Studies Student S Book

Author : Ian MacKenzie
ISBN : 052175285X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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English for Business Studies is a course for students who need to be able to understand and talk about key business and economic concepts. The 30 units cover a range of issues, including work and motivation, production, marketing, banking, business ethics, exchange rates and international trade. The second edition contains two new chapters: Information and Electronic Commerce, and Entrepreneurs and Venture Capital. It also includes a full update of the existing units. The cassettes and audio CDs contain authentic interviews with experts talking about their field of business or economics.
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Back To Blood

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 9781448138845
Genre : Fiction
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The Bonfire of the Vanities author, Tom Wolfe, ingeniously dissects the turbulent heart of America’s racial vortex in this exhilarating tale of sweltering Miami As the police boat speeds across Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the scene is set for Officer Nestor Camacho’s great moment of heroism. Except that in this feverous melting pot of a city, Nestor's one act of heroism can be seen as an utter betrayal of his Cuban roots. As Nestor’s world disintegrates – his family disowns him, he can’t get a Cuban coffee without ugly stares, and his girlfriend Magdalena leaves him for her sex-addiction psychiatrist boss – his quest to right the wrongs brings him into contact with the full panorama of modern Miami. The Cuban mayor, a Yale-marinated journalist, the black police chief, the clueless baying art-buyers and an Anglo billionaire porn addict all come up for scrutiny in Tom Wolfe’s high-energy, scrupulous and hilarious reckoning with our times. ‘Back to Blood dazzles so much that you might want to read it through dark glasses’ – Independent on Sunday
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100 Must Read American Novels

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 9781408130919
Genre : Reference
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Which 100 novels represent the finest American literature ever produced? Let this book be your guide. Ordered A-Z by author this latest title in the popular Must-Read series provides a rich resource for your reading. It features 100 titles from 19th century classics: Melville's Moby Dick and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, to the 1920s generation: Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner, the Beat generation (Kerouac's On the Road) to the major writers of today: Toni Morrison (Beloved) Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay), Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections), Donna Tartt (The Secret History) and Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible). All the major figures are covered from Fenimore Cooper to the present day, as well as lesser known and more offbeat writers that you may not yet have discoverd such as Dawn Powell, William Maxwell and Marilynne Robinson. The Read-On suggestions provide up to 500 recommendations for further titles and a long Introduction provides contextual and historical background on American fiction, providing great value and everything you need to expand your range of reading.
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