Among his acclaimed books were The Right Stuff and The Bonfire Of The Vanities, a satire of Manhattan-style power and justice that became one of the best-selling books of the Eighties.
Wolfe, 88, had been hospitalized with an infection and died Monday, according to his agent Lynn Nesbit.
A pioneer of what came to be called "New Journalism", Wolfe practiced saturation reporting and would shadow his subjects for long periods. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1951 and later received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1957.
Before moving to NY in the 60s, Wolfe worked as a reporter at the Springfield Union in MA and as the Latin American correspondent for The Washington Post.
While the stories have no connecting theme, this is the first book that gave early examples of New Journalism.
Wolfe revealed in a 2016 interview with The Telegraph of London that he wrote the vivid account of tripping on acid without ever dropping a tab. "I felt it was really far too unsafe to take a chance -- and they didn't try to pressure me".
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"His work changed my life and convinced me to write nonfiction", bestselling writer Susan Orlean wrote of Wolfe in a Twitter post on Tuesday.
Over the next decade, he would publish "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catcher", "The Painted Word" and "The New Journalism".
The prolific author was known for both his fiction and nonfiction works and rose to fame for his essays and bold arguments coupled with rigorous reporting, climaxing with the book "The Right Stuff" in 1979.
The Bonfire of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe.
He then moved onto his first work of fiction, "The Bonfire of the Vanities" a seminal tale of 1980s NY involving a Wall Street banker, a Bronx high school student, and a tabloid reporter.
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Plain's Global Positioning System tracker also showed he had stood atop the 8,848 metre (29,030 foot) mountain. A surfing accident in 2014 left Plain with multiple injuries but he recovered to continue mountain climbing.
A number of Arsenal's backroom staff have followed Wenger out of the door as the club prepare for life beyond the Frenchman. Yet the fine form of Aubameyang since his January arrival encouraged Wenger to claim he has left Arsenal in good hands.
Canvass opinion around St James' Park about Newcastle's best performer this season, and Shelvey's name will be a common reply. They've also scored just once in those four defeats - a goal by Ayoze Perez in a 2-1 loss at Watford.
Therefore, you can still expect lingering showers and storms in the forecast each day, even though the low will be moving away. Wednesday: Patchy drizzle with a slight chance of showers before 11 a.m., then a chance of showers.
Apple has more than doubled the number of its self-driving cars, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has confirmed . Each participant in this self-driving auto race must have a safety driver in the vehicle during testing.
She was arrested at the White House in 2011 during a protest against the construction of an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas. Despite that setback Kidder continued to act on both the silver and small screens, and occasionally on stage.
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Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD Renewed For A Sixth Season
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