Tom Wolfe, Rest in Eternal Peace
A great writer has fallen. An Iroko tree has fallen. This American writer, Tom Wolfe was born in 1931. He started his career as a regional reporter and rose up the ladder.
He was a follower of ‘new journalism’ which used different literary techniques.
He wrote the following books:
- The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
- The Painted Word – Targeted the world of art
- The Right Stuff – later made into a movie
Tom Wolfe later turned into a novel writer and penned great works such as: The Born fire of Vanities.
It is reported that most of his books were not well received but nevertheless he sold a large number of those books. This enabled him to live in a 12-room apartment in New York.
Tom Wolfe always reported to work at 10 am every day and started writing his quota of 1,200 words. This would take him from a couple of hours or sometimes work into the night.