〩 The Best The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel ⏛ E-Pub Author Tom Wolfe ⏵

〩 The Best The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel ⏛ E-Pub Author Tom Wolfe ⏵ 〩 The Best The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel ⏛ E-Pub Author Tom Wolfe ⏵ After Tom Wolfe defined the 60s in The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test and Radical Chic and Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers and the cultural U turn at the turn of the 80s in The Right Stuff, nobody thought he could ever top himself again In 1987, when The Bonfire of the Vanities arrived, the literati called Wolfe an aging enfant terrible. He wasn t aging he was growing up Bonfire s pyrotechnic satire of 1980s New York wasn t just Wolfe s best book, it was the best bestselling fiction debut of the decade, a miraculously realistic study of an unbelievably status mad society, from the fiery combatants of the South Bronx to the bubbling scum at the top of Wall Street Sherman McCoy, a farcically arrogant investment banker dubbed a Master of the Universe, Wolfe s brilliant metaphorical co opting of a then important toy for boys , hits a black guy in the Bronx with his Mercedes and runs right into a nightmare peopled by vicious mistresses, thin wives like social x rays, slime bag politicos, tabloid hacks, and Dantesque denizens of the justice system If the Coen and Marx brothers together dramatized The Great Gatsby, Wolfe s Bonfire would probably be funnier Many think his second novel, A Man in Full, is deeper, but Bonfire will never die down. You might find it interesting to compare the film The Bonfire of the Vanities, a fascinating calamity perpetrated by the geniuses Brian De Palma and Tom Hanks, with The Right Stuff, one of the very best films of the 80s Tim AppeloIn his spellbinding first novel, Wolfe proves that he has the right stuff to write propulsively engrossing fiction Both his cynical irony and sense of the ridiculous are perfectly suited to his subject the roiling, corrupt, savage, ethnic melting pot that is New York City Ranging from the rarefied atmosphere of Park Avenue to the dingy courtrooms of the Bronx, this is a totally credible tale of how the communities uneasily coexist and what happens when they collide On a clandestine date with his mistress one night, top Wall Street investment banker and snobbish WASP Sherman McCoy misses his turn on the thruway and gets lost in the South Bronx his Mercedes hits and seriously injures a young black man The incident is inflated by a manipulative black leader, a district attorney seeking reelection and a sleazy tabloid reporter into a full blown scandal, a political football and a hokey morality play Wolfe adroitly swings his focus from one to another of the people involved the protagonist McCoy Kramer, the assistant D.A two detectivesone Irish, the other Jewish a slimy, alcoholic British journalist an outraged judge, etc He has an infallible, mocking ear for New York voices, rendering with equal precision the defense lawyer s gedoutdahere, the deliberate bad grammar that don t help matters of the wily reverend and the clenched teeth WASP locution howjado His reporter s eye has seized every gritty detail of the criminal justice system, and he is also acute in rendering the hierarchy at a society party He convincingly equates the jungles of Wall Street and the Bronx in both places men casually use the same four letter expletives and, no matter what their standing on the social ladder, find that power kindles their lust for nubile young women Erupting from the first line with noise, color, tension and immediacy, this immensely entertaining novel accurately mirrors a system that has broken down from the social code of basic good manners to the fair practices of the law It is safe to predict that the book will stand as a brilliant evocation of New York s class, racial and political structure in the 1980s 200,000 first printing 200,000 ad promo Literary Guild dual main selection author tour Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. A bonfire is a large but controlled outdoor fire, used either for informal disposal of burnable waste material or as part celebrationTom Wolfe Tom Wolfe Wikipedia Thomas Kennerly Jr March , May was an American author and journalist widely known his association with New Journalism, style news writing journalism developed in the s that incorporated literary techniques began career regional newspaper reporter s, achieving national prominence following Governor Wolf GOVERNOR TOM WOLF On January Wolf sworn Pennsylvania th governor Since taking office, has taken number steps to make better place fighting Pennsylvanians Harrisburg every day Official campaign website Governor Today, Conservation Voters announced their endorsement re election John Fetterman Lieutenant We are honored receive PA, we look forward continuing work together preserve protect our environment, said than dozen books, among them such contemporary classics The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, Right Stuff, Bonfire Vanities, Man Full IMDb born on Richmond, Virginia, USA He writer, Stuff Vanities TestHe married Sheila BergerHe died dies at moneyn Wolfe, innovative who wrote best selling masterpieces passed away had been hospitalized Remembering In Ice Cream Suit NPR did not blend southerner York, Yorker world, novelists vice versa, man wore ice cream white suits peach pink ties Journalist With Style novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought life worlds California surfers, car customizers, astronauts Contact Office To contact question, comment concern, please fill information below submit form, click Submit button bottom page The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel


    • The Bonfire of the Vanities: A Novel
    • 1.1
    • 17
    • Hardcover
    • 703 pages
    • Tom Wolfe
    • English
    • 05 April 2016

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