The Bonfire of the Vanities

av Tom Wolfe  (häftad, 2010)

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The Bonfire of the Vanities (häftad)
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  • Häftad (paperback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 752
  • Utg.datum: 2010-01-07
  • Förlag: Vintage
  • Dimensioner: 200 x 129 x 38 mm
  • Vikt: 491 g
  • Antal komponenter: 1
  • ISBN: 9780099548799

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"If there is a set-book of the Eighties, it is Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities. No other novel has achieved such a precise place in the imagination of the reading classes. With his first attempt at fiction Wolfe has become the 'Dickens or Balzac of his age'; the dandy journalist has become the towering genius" The Times "Wolfe's modern morality tale displays the sardonic humour and sharp appreciation of the grotesque familiar to admirers of his non fiction... Savagely funny and compelling" Guardian "The air of New York crackles with an energy that causes the adrenalin to pump, until one has the illusion that this is where the whole of life is taking place. The feeling is perfectly reproduced in Wolfe's novel, which opens such cans of worms as racial hostility, dress codes, political labelling and the cynical opportunism that governs every action. It's, well, electric" Sunday Times "It's witty, sprawling and ambitious" Daily Telegraph "Impossible to put down" Wall Street Journal

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Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.