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Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Tom Wolfe

Farrar, Straus and Giroux



"When are the 1970s going to begin?" ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays in Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "The Me Decade."


Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

"He's a real Mr. Transistors." (PAGE 94)

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Praise for Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

“No one is as good as Wolfe on the contradictions between cushy class and angry consciousness . . . There essays . . . offer a lively picture of the surface of our society' one wishes life were this interesting.” —Jack Beatty, The Nation

“This book serves as a reminder of how often Wolfe's refusal to be respectful toward any subject has produced both illumination and laughter.” —Time

“Mr. Wolfe tackles all sorts of subjects ranging from life on an aircraft carrier (brilliantly described) to the goings-on at a convention of National Enquirer freelance writers . . . The master of trivia also offers an underlying theme in his essays and stories: the enormous gap (as he perceives it) between the intellectuals' negative view of America and the positive reality.” —Roger Ricklefs, The Wall Street Journal

“It's all right here! Again! The wicked maestro has done it again!” —Tom Nolan, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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About the author

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. He lives in New York City.

Tom Wolfe

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