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Subject: Re: (urth) Question about a different novelist named Wolfe
From: Dan Schmidt 
Date: 24 Jan 2003 11:36:33 -0500

thomasbitterman@netscape.net (Thomas Bitterman) writes:

| Christopher Culver  wrote:
| >On the bookshelves (at least when some of his books are misshelved in 
| >the Fiction section), Gene Wolfe sits by the early 20th-century writer 
| >Thomas Wolfe. Has anyone read any of Thomas Wolfe's work? Would you 
| >recommend it? I've always been intrigued for some reason by Thomas 
| >Wolfe's intimidatingly large books, and wonder what sort of experience 
| >reading him is.
| I've read (very little) Tom Wolfe: _The Electric Kool-Aid Acid
| Test_, _Bonfire of the Vanities_, _From Bauhuas to Our House_, and
| _The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby_.  Based on that
| he's an easy read, good style, interesting topics.  He started in
| journalism and his subjects tend to be contemporary people in
| interesting or extraordinary situations.

Tom Wolfe is a different guy.  Thomas Wolfe is the one who wrote
_Look Homeward, Angel_.




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