Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyTom Wolfe: Fiction, Journalism, and An Uncertain Legacy

  • Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    The prospect of writing a blog post on Tom Wolfe is daunting. The man who has been such a presence in the world of American letters these past forty years, having authored The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968), looms large, not just over a new generation of writers and journalists, but over the blogosphere in particular. He has, after all, called out blogs for being "a universe of rumors," citing Wikipedia in particular as being an institution that only "a primitive could believe a word of." How a primitive could successfully navigate all the way to Wikipedia may be a good inquiry for another time, but the pressing question still remains: how do you blog about the man who hates blogs?

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