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"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism.
 
"This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--Newsweek
 
 
Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. In his first book—a collection that launched its author as America's foremost entertainer with something to say—Wolfe introduced us to the Sixties, to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the "elite" culture of the past. The Twist, the Beatles, the Bouffant Hairdos, the Kar Kustomizers (title piece), and much more are brilliantly given their place in history, and the older cultural guard, struggling to preserve the forms of its status against the rising tide of barbarism, receives ruthless and hilarious scrutiny. Illustrated by the author's own "Metropolitan Sketchbook," The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby was a dazzling debut.

"His eye and ear for detailed observation are incomparable; and observation is to the satirist what bullets are to a gun."—The Boston Sunday Globe

"Might well be required reading in courses with names like American studies."—Time Magazine
 
"Tom Wolfe is a terrific writer."—The Washington Monthly
 
"This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."—Newsweek
 
"I'm always rereading Tom Wolfe's The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby."—David Gates
 
"Wolfe can do things with words and settings that few writers are capable of matching."—Tom Walker, The Denver Post
 
"The man's done the impossible. He—Yes!—understands America!"—Houston Chronicle

Synopsis:

"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism.
 
"This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--Newsweek
 
 

About the Author

TOM WOLFE is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312429126
Author:
Wolfe, Tom
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 18 black-and-white illustration
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism.
 
"This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--Newsweek
 
 
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