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The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby 1965 Wolfe introduces us to the sixties to extravagant new styles of life that had nothing to do with the elite culture of the past. How much of this fades into cultural referential obscurity and how much remains as a period piece of Deep Truths About the American Condition will continue to clarify with time I suspect The name dropping density shies dangerously close to the thread count of the emperor s new clothes but the bit about functional suit sleeve buttons is uneuivocally for the ages

review The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

Ead 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 NewsweekIn his first book. This was my first exposure to Wolfe and though I think I can see the appeal of his writing I have to admit that this book didn t really speak to me the way I hoped it would The writing has a certain beat flair though I m not certain that Wolfe would appreciate being thrown in with beat writers I finished this book a couple of months ago and now I am having difficulty remembering the topics Wolfe covered indicating both that I have a weak memory but also that the book didn t make too big of an impression The one exception is the essay on Cassius Clay later to take the name Muhammad Ali where Wolfe seems to be giving us a real look at ClayAli and the way he is balancing his public reputation against the tedious grind of celebrity niceties It feels like we getting a sense of something true and being made privy to an inner conflict that ClayAli usually kept hidden from cameras or the mediaAt this juncture I m looking forward to reading of Wolfe s works that are mature and seeing where he is able to take his writing This collection ultimately feels undercooked

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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 journalismThis is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to rer. Sorry all you Hunter S Thompson fans but Tom Wolfe revolutionized journalism in the Sixties and didn t need biker colors or mescaline to accomplish the task His first book a compilation of articles for Esuire and others is a brilliant assessment of pop culture ie hot rod shows fashion designers Phil Spector etc that captures the times beautifully I also really like his crazy sketches of street life in New York complete with hair style portraits Mad props to Mr Wolfe


About the Author: Tom Wolfe

New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970sTom Wolfe is also famous for coining and defining the term



10 thoughts on “The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby

  1. says:

    Just heard on the news of the passing of Tom Wolfe a writer who seems to have been around my entire life I first read these great early essays with their over caffeinated headrush prose and their ability to freezeframe the very geist of the z

  2. says:

    This was a fun and interesting read from a 2014 perspective Although if I ever read the word artherosclerotic again I think I'll scream These essaysarticles all came from the early 1960's and they showcase a world I hadn't a clue aboutFor instance the nanny mafia in New York? I wondered is there still a nanny mafia? I g

  3. says:

    Sorry all you Hunter S Thompson fans but Tom Wolfe revolutionized journalism in the Sixties and didn't need biker colors or mescaline to accomp

  4. says:

    Tom Wolfe burst onto the literary scene in 1965 with the publication of his first book The Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby a collection of articles that he had written for Esuire and New York magazine the Sunday supplement of the New York Herald Tribune Surprisingly for a book of collected non fiction it sold extreme

  5. says:

    Tom Wolfe's first published book a collection of articles he wrote for newspapers and magazines I am a fan of his fiction but not so much of this writing The collection does show how he influenced or perhaps even invented the creative non fiction genre It also gives a good cultural overview of the early 1960s in America

  6. says:

    This was my first exposure to Wolfe and though I think I can see the appeal of his writing I have to admit that this book didn't really speak to

  7. says:

    Another excellent set of essays mostly mini biographies with an eye for issues of class and status Wolfe covers several angles on the upheaval of the 1960s that I'd never heard described demolition derbies the first celebrit

  8. says:

    How much of this fades into cultural referential obscurity and how much remains as a period piece of Deep Truths About the American Condition will continue to clarify with time I suspect The name dropping density shies dangerously close to the thread count of the emperor's new clothes but the bit about functional suit sleeve buttons is uneuivocally for the ages

  9. says:

    I remember reading this book in 1968 and being electrified by the wonderful descriptive passages that seemed to use a new language of buzz

  10. says:

    Hot rods wouldn't normally be my thing but I went on a Wolfe binge and snapped them all up Not one of my favourites then even less so now when I am off Wolfe for good It's not surprising that a white Southern man of his generation

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