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FIRST PRINTING. Tom Wolfe illustrations, Wolfe draws like he writes (witty, every word/line a gem). Mauve Gloves is where Wolfe named the 70's the Me Decade and gave us "Wonks"; Book is Good, clean, no page creases, spine unbroken though cocked forward, pages intact/tight, edges show age foxing; DJ is VG just shows slight edge bumps and ageing at fr. side edge, colors stilll bright. Please see SCAN at noirtownbookshop.
Cover Art. Good in Good jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. X-Library with normal flaws....The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear...Light foxing to the outer edge of the pages.....Spine cock......We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
Before Wolfe started writing those dreadful novels to fund his retirement, he was one of the founders of New Journalism and the most insightful commentator on the American scene in the Sixties and Seventies. This collection includes the essays in which he coined the terms "the Me Generation" and "the RIght Stuff" (the latter originaly referred to fighter pilots flying off aircraft carriers into Vietnam). Every college frshman should read "The Intelligent Coed's Guide to America", which puts for the thesis that AMerican academics have never been opressed, so they've had to invent opression to feel relevant. Favorite line: "Fascism is always descending on America, but it only lands in Europe.
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