The bonfire of the vanities

Tom Wolfe (author)

The bonfire of the vanities

De 38-jarige Sherman McCoy is obligatiebelegger in Wall Street. Wanneer hij verdwaalt in de Bronx, raakt hij betrokken bij een dodelijk ongeluk en pleegt vluchtmisdrijf. Dan merkt hij hoe diep een 'Meester van het Universum', zoals hij zichzelf in dagdromen noemt, kan vallen.
The bonfire of the vanities
Tom Wolfe
New York: Bantam, 1988
690 p.

About Tom Wolfe

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Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (March 2, 1930 – May 14, 2018) was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that incorporated literary techniques.

Wolfe began his career as a regional newspaper reporter in the 1950s, achieving national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters) and two collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. In 1979, he published the influential book The Right Stuff about the Mercury Seven astronauts, which was made into a 1983 film of the same name directed by Philip Kaufman.

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