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  • Published: 1 November 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099479369
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $39.99

The Purple Decades




'The inventor of New Journalism-wielding his terrible swift satirist sword' Newsweek

The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the best from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic, From Bauhaus to Our House, The Right Stuff and the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers. An essential introduction to the non-fiction writing of the inventor of New Journalism.

  • Published: 1 November 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099479369
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

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. He received the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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