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A Man in Full Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Tom Wolfe explores issues of economic inequality, race, and discrimination in A Man in Full.

1. Some writers and critics have raised the following question regarding Wolfe's fiction: Is it literature? What do you think?

2. Is A Man in Full different enough from The Bonfire of the Vanities to entertain readers, or is it the same story cast in a new setting and with a different ending?

3. Does the failure of Wolfe to develop female characters give his work a lopsided quality?

4. In what ways is this a novel about African Americans?

5. Is there a conflict between the concept of well-researched realism and the exaggerated, over-the-top nature of American life as depicted in A Man in Full? If there is a conflict, why is Wolfe convinced that he is portraying realism?

6. How does Wolfe use American architecture and real estate development to illustrate his themes of materialism...

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