Rest In Tweet, Tom Wolfe’s Final Chapter
Tom Wolfe was the consummate New Yorker, born in Richmond, Virginia the tall slender writer who after graduating college with a bachelors degree in English, also had enough skill to get a tryout as a pitcher for the N.Y. Giants…Wolfe lived his life doing what he loved, writing…everyday he dressed in one of his trademark outfits and committed himself to write 10 pages (triple spaced) a day, he once said if he finished in 3 hours he was done for the day adding; “If it takes me 12 hours, that’s too bad, I’ve got to do it.”
Wolfe was the Godfather of “New Journalism”…developed in the 60’s and 70’s “New Journalism” was the first literary hybrid blending the writer’s perspective with long form writing normally read in non-fiction and most importantly, brought the writers from out of the shadows and put them into their article…New Journalism wasn’t found in newspapers then, but rather reserved for the pages of Rolling Stone, Harpers, Esquire and New York magazine.
Tom Wolfe, author and pioneer of New Journalism, has died at the age of 88. His book, 'The Right Stuff', about America's early astronauts and the space race, was turned into a film that defined a cinematic genre. Revisit the story of its creation https://t.co/kkl6vTcTKi
— WIRED (@WIRED) May 15, 2018
Barbara Bush died. Tom Wolfe died. Louis Lane died. And Dr. Huxstable is a convicted sexual assaulter. This has been a difficult past 45 days for people of my generation.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) May 15, 2018
RIP to Tom Wolfe, who gave a generation of young writers wildly unrealistic expectations about how glamorous and lucrative a career in magazine journalism would be.
— Adrian Chen (@AdrianChen) May 15, 2018
RIP dandy writer Tom Wolfe! pic.twitter.com/8M1LMVc4iQ
— Tom Six (@tom_six) May 15, 2018
Tom Wolfe has died at the age of 87. A pioneer in the field of journalism, he was an essential contributor to the early iteration of @NYMag. Here, a look back at his 1976 cover story on the “Me” decade https://t.co/WQG2SqfOaD pic.twitter.com/ruvce243fu
— The Cut (@TheCut) May 15, 2018
— Hank Flynn (@HankFox29) May 15, 2018