cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » A Man in Full
eBook A Man in Full ePub

eBook A Man in Full ePub

by Tom Wolfe

  • ISBN: 0330323288
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Tom Wolfe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan (October 1999)
  • Pages: 752
  • ePub book: 1725 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1931 kb
  • Other: txt lit rtf lrf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 279

Description

Tom Wolfe’s numerous books include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons.

Tom Wolfe’s numerous books include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons. So then they had bought themselves a clubhouse, and gradually they had enlarged it, and eventually it became the rambling structure up there on the high ground he was looking at right now. It wasn’t all that long ago that no black man set foot in the place unless he was a cook, a dishwasher, a waiter, a doorman, a maître d’, or an attendant who parked the members’ cars.

A Man in Full - Tom Wolfe. With immense admiration. the author dedicates. Epilogue - A Man of the World.

Dear Tom Wolfe, I am writing to you now about your insistence on describing what every character is wearing in every scene of your 741-page epic, A Man in Full

Dear Tom Wolfe, I am writing to you now about your insistence on describing what every character is wearing in every scene of your 741-page epic, A Man in Full. I am convinced that, had you chosen to avoid doing such a thing as describe each cut of cloth, each brand name, each sartorial style, and its significance based on the character or the setting, et. this book could have been a much crisper, much leaner, much more manly 400 pages. But I guess that’s what you get when a Dear Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) was the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, I Am Charlotte Simmons and Back to Blood

Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) was the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, I Am Charlotte Simmons and Back to Blood. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Библиографические данные.

Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. Get Top Trending Free Books in Your Inbox.

Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology (Library of America). Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. The white liberal establishment encounters the newly emerging art of confrontation in two devastatingly funny essays exploring political stances and social styles in a status-minded world. Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine.

A Man in Full is the second novel by Tom Wolfe, published on November 12, 1998, by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

A Man in Full is the second novel by Tom Wolfe, published on November 12, 1998, by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. It is set primarily in Atlanta, with a significant portion of the story also transpiring in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom Wolfe's second novel, A Man In Full features a number of point-of-view characters.

A man in full : a novel. by. Wolfe, Tom, 1931- aut. Publication date. New York : Bantam Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

A Man in Full is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. National Book Awards Finalist. Connect with the author. Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) was one of the founders of the New Journalism movement and the author of such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, as well as the novels The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full, and I Am Charlotte Simmons.

Its a brilliant book. Tom Wolfe had me reading again. I listened to A Man In Full on tape, and I was utterly enthralled with the plot line, the fine characterizations, and the knowing depiction of Americans at various levels on the economic scale. The juxtaposition of Conrad and Charley demonstates. Anonymous Roger Singer In 'A Man in Full' Tom Wolfe has tried to capture the essence of a time period, as he has done so masterfully in the past. Unfortunately, this time around it becomes too obvious too soon that Mr. Wolfe has reached way too far in his.

1st trade edition paperback, fine In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

Comments

I love Mercedes I love Mercedes
I got this book for $1 at a Church Bazaar sale. Since I'd enjoyed Bonfire of the Vanities, I thought I'd give this a try. I postponed reading it because of its massive size. But when I finally dug in, it was hard to put the book down. This book was a LOT of fun to read! One of the two main characters was writ LARGE, because that fit his LARGE lifestyle. The other main character was subtle and intriguing, because that was HIS way of being.

The way these two characters came to be together, and the result of that relationship is absolutely hilarious (if not altogether believable). I finish the book being very glad I'd invested the time to read it.
Golkree Golkree
It’s been sometime between my last Tom Wolfe experience (hint-generally an “on the bus” person). This book makes me wonder if I’ve been “off the bus” far too long.
Great summer read with memorable characters, adequate mysticism, interpersonal (and personal) conflicts set within the social and political flavor of the “modern” South, in a tale that only Tom Wolfe can fashion to make interesting for 700+ pages.
Legionstatic Legionstatic
9.5/10

A man converted to stoicism while in prison in Alameda County escapes during an earthquake which flattens the prison and proceeds to travel to Atlanta on the lam, where he in turn converts a bankrupt legendary real estate developer to stoicism as well. Said real estate developer is on the sidelines of a race riot in Atlanta (during the mayoral campaign) caused by a date rape accusation lodged against Georgia Tech's black All-American running back by the daughter of another legendary real estate developer. Stoicism in prison and in the boardroom, the timeless wisdom of Epictetus for all of us dispossessed slaves. Tom Wolfe does it again: I just wish he could have worked some Marcus Aurelius in.

Recommended to anyone interested in philosophy, business, prison, or race. I don't know how Tom Wolfe gets this stuff by the censors.
Armin Armin
Truthfully this is not my typical read. The detail is overwhelming at times and occasionally got bored.
But the sheer beauty of the characters overwhelmed all the reasons why I shouldn’t like it.
It compares favorably with “Catcher in the Rye” as a period piece that captures the mood of the time.
Bravo!
Qiahmagha Qiahmagha
Tom Wolfe knew how to write!

I loved Bonfire of the Vanities. A Man In Full has a similar style and starts with similar themes but with emphasis on proud men (some decent, some not) straining against life’s limitations.

I wrote “starts” because I had to put this down. Charlie “Cap’m” Croker is almost as despicable and entitled as a certain real life real estate developer we all know. And getting inside of his head and that of poor Conrad was too depressing.
Ynap Ynap
The characters in the book were interesting and kept me interested in what would happen to them and why. Although a work of fiction nearly everything seemed possible and provided background information and insight into their development and connection. The book left me wanting to read a follow-up book involving the same characters.
Billy Granson Billy Granson
There is no doubt that Tom Wolfe is one of the greatest writers on the American scene. This book contains fabulous characters and satire that bites so hard it leaves scars. Many parts of the book are uproariously funny. This novel is a superb vehicle for Wolfe to display his geniuse as a social commentator. A true iconoclast with x-ray vision, style and wit. It was laughable to read those critics who sneered that this book is not "great literature" and that "it won't be studied in literature classes". As one who has suffered through trash like "Slaughterhouse Five" in English courses, I would welcome a serious study Tom Wolfe's magnificent style and form. I think Wolfe has a great deal to teach any student of letters and even of rhetoric. I give the book four out of five stars for two reasons. First, I found the avalanche of bad language in the book very offensive. I don't speak that way, nor does my family, nor do my friends. Granted, it is the duty of the artist to hold a mirror up to the world to capture its reflection. And Wolfe's mirror is squeaky clean wihen it comes to showing us regretable traits of the age, especially the widespread use of swearing and obscenities. Howver, I still don't like reading it and wonder if the bad language was really necessary. Second, the ending is disappointing. There is something unconvincing and unsatisfactory about Croker's final "conversion.". That being said, I confess that if this roller-coaster of a novel would have gone on at the same clip for another 750 pages, I would have joyfully ridden it right to the end.