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Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is widely known as a wild and largely idiosyncratic critic of the contemporary arts and humanities. Having written over a dozen books, he has also contributed to American popular culture in a number of ways, including coining several famous phrases like, "the right stuff," and "the Me Decade." As such, he and his criticisms have impacted American popular culture.

Wolfe's work has primarily been as a journalist, particularly as one of the "New Journalists," who advocate mixing literary styles in journalistic writing. In his popular books, Wolfe develops extended critiques of the elites within particular areas within the humanities. He has criticized the art community, literary criticism, journalism and the architectural establishment at length. From Bauhaus to Our House is Wolfe's critique of the modern architectural establishment and the buildings they create.

Wolfe began his journalism career in 1956 and worked as a reporter for the...

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