Capturing the “Mad Hulking Carnival” of American Life

Marc Weingarten, Humanities, May/June 2006.


The article offers information on the career of Tom Wolfe. He started as a writer for the “New York Herald Tribune.” From the start of his writing career, Wolfe realized that facts do not reveal everything and behavior is just as important. He attacked modern art and architecture through his books “The Painted Word” and “From Bauhaus to Our House.” Wolfe also wrote about the culture of the youth. Wolfe has always been intent on bridging the cognitive gap between the public’s perception and reality.

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