One of the pioneers of “New journalism” died in new York on 88-m to year of life
Tom Wolfphoto: AP/TASS
– Journalist and novelist Tom Wolfe died in hospital in new York on 88-m to year of life, reports The Guardian with reference to a statement by his agent. A few days ago the writer was hospitalized with an infectious disease.
Wolfe was considered one of the pioneers of “New journalism” – a term he mentions in the same collection of essays, published in 1973. In it, he represents a new direction of journalism that uses literary devices, artistic novels, for example, including works of authors such as Truman Capote and hunter Thompson.
Tom Wolfe – the author of the novel “Fires of ambition”, a collection of essays “Konfederasyonu apersonality streamlined baby”, his stories were published in Esquire, the New York Herald Tribune and Harper”s Bazaar. He was also an iconic figure of the counterculture ‘ 60s: in the documentary book “Electromagnetically acid test”, he describes the community life of “Merry pranksters”, organized by novelist Ken Kesey, including his acquaintance with writers-beatniks Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
Tom Wolfe, 1931-2018, author of “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” & much more. With Rock Scully & Jerry Garcia, 1966. https://t.co/OOxJYOiYqr pic.twitter.com/T2WgzkROvZ
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