The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

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Publisher's Synopsis

Tom Wolfe's debut collection of essays - a brilliant, form-bending dive into the future of America as it careened through the 1960s

In 1965, Tom Wolfe dropped like a bomb onto the American literary scene with his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, an incandescent panorama of American counter-culture, its dances, bouffant hairdos, customised cars and rock concerts. Capturing the energy of the age in its portraits of Phil Spector, Cassius Clay, Las Vegas and the Nanny Mafia - as well as asking, why do doormen hate Volkswagens? - Wolfe's flamboyant essay collection remains one of the great, revolutionary landmarks of modern non-fiction.

'Journalism, it is said, is the first draft of history. Nobody exemplifies the dictum better than Wolfe, the cultural observer and social critic par excellence' Daily Telegraph

Book information

ISBN: 9781784873721
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 814.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 266g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 23mm