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The Resource Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney, (electronic book)

Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney, (electronic book)

Label
Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools
Title
Tom Wolfe's America
Title remainder
heroes, pranksters, and fools
Statement of responsibility
Kevin T. McEneaney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities remain perhaps his best known works, the author's journalism and fiction continues to enjoy a large audience, perhaps chiefly because of the variety of his subjects and his controversial approach to them. Here, he offers an account of the man and his works, explaining along the way Wolfe's use of irony, his obsessive themes, and even his use of pranks. More comprehensive in scope than any preceding book on Wolfe, it offers accurate and accessible commentary based upon what Wolfe admits about his own work. In this new book, Wolfe's work is put in journalistic and literary context. The reliability of Wolfe's journalism is discussed, especially when there are alternative narrations to events he has depicted. McEneaney also examines the Wolfe's use of pranks that he plays on readers at times, and uncovers the influences on Wolfe that have contributed to his unique style. Finally, the author discusses Wolfe's impact on other writers
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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McEneaney, Kevin T
Dewey number
818/.5409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.O526
LC item number
.M346 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social values in literature
  • Manners and customs in literature
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Wolfe, Tom
  • Wolfe, Tom
Label
Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC2055171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313365454
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Tom Wolfe's America : heroes, pranksters, and fools, Kevin T. McEneaney, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC2055171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313365454
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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