Who’s Afraid of Tom Wolfe?

Why does Tom Wolfe’s latest book make the mandarins of taste so uncomfortable? John Updike took a good deal of space in the New Yorker to declare that A Man in Full was “entertainment, not literature.” Norman Mailer in the New York Review of Books dismissed the novel as an “adroit . . . . Continue Reading »

Talking About Writing

Conversations with Tom Wolfe edited by dorothy scura university press of mississippi, 296 pages, $29.95  Conversations with John Gardner edited by allan chavkin university press of mississippi, 310 pages, $29.95Because Tom Wolfe is a celebrity, there is every reason for him to agree to as many . . . . Continue Reading »