Review of “Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine”

Thomas B. Hess, New York Times, December 26, 1976.

Ten years ago, Tom Wolfe was a dazzling young writer with a noisy nosey style. Snap, popple, crack went the champion adverbs. Bop, bop, bop, responded the topical tropes. He could be witty. You would laugh aloud at some flight in each of Wolfe’s pieces, which appeared, outlandishly feathered, in such publications as Harper’s, Esquire and the magazine section of the old Herald Tribune (it was called New York), where he made some of his fanciest solos…

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