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The purple decades

Tom Wolfe

The purple decades

a reader

by Tom Wolfe

  • 194 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementTom Wolfe ; selected by Tom Wolfe.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3573.O526 P8 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 396 p. :
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3492041M
ISBN 100374239274
LC Control Number82011879

Although the subtitle of the book is "Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable," you don't really have to be (or aspire to be) in the business field to be inspired. What the book manages to achieve is to challenge the reader to the edges and explore the limits. The opposite of "remarkable" isn't "bad," - /5. Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to chickashacf.com: Farrar, Straus And Giroux.

Books shelved as purple-covers: That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women &. New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, pages Signed by Tom Wolfe on title page. tiny tear at top of front panel of dj. tiny light (purple) spot on leading edge of pages and a few tiny spots on bottom edge of pages by spine. dj in mylar protector, inner flap NOT price clipped, but intact.

Find The Purple Decades by Wolfe, Tom at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. A collection such as The Purple Decades provides a good opportunity for reviewing his career and examining his background. Thomas Kennerly Wolfe, Jr., was born into an academic family on March 2.


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The Purple Decades safely sticks to what one might call Tom Wolfe’s Greatest Hits: his famous profiles of Baby Jane Holzer and racecar driver Junior Johnson, his explorations of 'radical chic,' 'the Right Stuff,' and 'the Me Decade,' and highlights from his recent sprees on the absurd excesses of art-think.

- The New York Review of Books. Summary from Publisher: It was in the s and s–those “purple decades”–that Tom Wolfe rose to fame as one of the late-twentieth-century pioneers of American literature.

He became the foremost chronicler of the gaudiest period in American history, much of which is spread out before us in these selections from nine of his books. The Purple Decades: A Reader is a collection of the non-fiction writing of Tom Wolfe, published in The book contains 20 pieces of Wolfe's best-known writing.

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