Exuberant, scandalous and exceptionally discerning, The Bonfire of the Vanities was Tom Wolfe's first venture into fiction and cemented his reputation as the foremost chronicler of his age. ‘The air of New York crackles with an energy ...
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Random House
An exhilarating satire of Eighties excess that captures the effervescent spirit of New York, from one of the greatest writers of modern American prose Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and self-appointed 'Master of the Universe'. He has a fashionable wife, a Park Avenue apartment and a Southern mistress. His spectacular fall begins the moment he is involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. Prosecutors, newspaper hacks, politicians and clergy close in on him, determined to bring him down. Exuberant, scandalous and exceptionally discerning, The Bonfire of the Vanities was Tom Wolfe's first venture into fiction and cemented his reputation as the foremost chronicler of his age. ‘The air of New York crackles with an energy that causes the adrenalin to pump... The feeling is perfectly reproduced in Wolfe's novel... Electric’ – Sunday Times ‘The quintessential novel of The Eighties’ – The Guardian
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe.
Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1987 novel by Tom Wolfe. The story is a drama about ambition, racism, social class, politics, and greed in 1980s New York City and centers on four main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer, British expatriate journalist Peter Fallow and black activist Reverend Reginald Bacon. The novel was originally conceived as a serial in the style of Charles Dickens' writings; it ran in 27 installments in Rolling Stone starting in 1984. Wolfe heavily revised it before it was published in book form. The novel was a bestseller and a phenomenal success, even in comparison with Wolfe's other books. In 1990, Bonfire was adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, Kim Cattrall as his wife Judy, Melanie Griffith as his mistress Maria and Bruce Willis as journalist (and narrator of the film) Peter Fallow.
Tom Wolfe , The Bonfire of the Vanities I read this passage in August of 1988 and
replayed it in my mind a hundred times during the third year of law school , as I
thought about what kind of lawyer I wanted to be . This was the real thing .
Author: Richard D. Kahlenberg
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This volume presents Richard D. Kahlenberg's memoirs of his time at the Harvard Law School. He cites incident after incident to show how students' natural public-spiritedness is turned into self-interest.
"Through the masterpieces of Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Fra Angelico and Antonio del Pollaiolo, the exhibition documents the rise of the first Florentine bankers at the dawn of the Renaissance and the meshing of their financial and ...
Author: Ludovica Sebregondi
Publisher: Giunti Editore
Catalog of an exhibition held in Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, 17 September 2011-22 January 2012.
A HERO FOR OUR TIMES " : FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT , HERO , AND THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES LESLEY BRILL We usually discuss intertextuality in
terms of evocation of traditions , homage , incorporation of ideas or moods ...
Author: Christopher Brookhouse
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Category: Performing Arts
An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock's work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.
... and Newmark 1988 are useful starting points , but it is important to consider
metaphors as features of texts and not always as segments . Examples are
mostly animal metaphors plus a few from a short passage of The Bonfire of the Vanities .
Author: Gyde Hansen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The volume contains a selection of papers, both theoretical and empirical, from the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) Congress held in Copenhagen in September 2001. The EST Congresses, held every three years in a different country, reflect current ideas, theories and studies covering the whole range of "Translation", both oral and written, and the papers collected here, authored by both experienced and young translation scholars, provide an up-to-date picture of some concerns in the field. Topics covered include translation universals, linguistic approaches to translation, translation strategies, quality and assessment issues, screen translation, the translation of humor, terminological issues, translation and related professions, translation and ideology, language brokering by children, Robert Schumann's relation to translation, directionality in translation and interpreting, community interpreting in Italy, issues in interpreting for refugees, notes in consecutive interpreting, interpreting prosody, and frequent weaknesses in translation papers in the context of the editorial process.
The Bonfire of the Vanities [ part 11 ) . ” Rolling Stone ( 20 December 1984 – 3
January ( double issue ) 1985 ) : 90 . “ The Bonfire of the Vanities ( part 12 ] . "
Rolling Stone ( 17 January 1985 ) : 25 . “ The Bonfire of the Vanities ( part 13 ) .
Author: William McKeen
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
McKeen's study reveals how Wolfe brought journalism, once the bastard child of literature, onto a higher plane, where it remains on a par with the novel - as an art form that is not merely the means toward an end but a satisfying end in itself.
But Savonarola, aided by his well-tried friend, Fra Domenico, invented a
ceremony which would better occupy the bands and minds of the little people —
this was the making of a bonfire of vanities. The children, under the direction of
Another novel considered in some detail in this chapter - Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities - has as its focus big city life in modern America. In contrast to
Ishiguro's sensitive recording of the more subtle and less visible aspects of power
Author: David Knights
Category: Business & Economics
`The authors bring a spark of vitality and life to an area that could be cynically viewed as a series of conflicting fads and fashions....I would recommend anyone in the process of reviewing or designing an entrepreneurship development course to consider the benefits that this book would bring to the teaching process' - Entrepreneurship and Innovation `Using fiction in the classroom as an approach to stimulating the study of people in organizations is well-established. What this book contributes is a way of exploring some of the existential elements of life in organizations, which are typically difficult to study. It will be on my reading lists. Hopefully, this example, and regrettably few others which exist, will contribute in the long term to the reformulation of how the lived experience of organizational life may be explored in the classroom' - Leadership & Organization Development Journal Based on courses taught by the authors over many years, this innovative text is a lively and accessible analysis of people at work and the problems they have to confront. The student is introduced to a range of key themes in management such as: power and identity; consumption and bureaucracy; rational choice and meaning all through the medium of characters and situations in contemporary literature. The clear theoretical framework, supported by footnotes, summaries and further reading guides, makes this an introduction to management the student will find useful as well as enjoyable.
The Bonfire of the Vanities ( 1987 ) Take it for all in all , The Bonfire of the Vanities was a blockbuster . It rewrote the whole career description of commercial
- cum - literary success . And it got people where they lived , if they lived on or
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Category: Literary Collections
A celebration of Percy Shelley's assertion that 'poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world', these thirty-plus essays on writers from Oscar Wilde to Salman Rushdie dispel the myth of politics as a stone tied to the neck of literature; Norman Podhoretz's 'bloody crossroads'. Instead Hitchens argues that when all parties in the state were agreed on a matter, it was the individual pens that created the space for a true moral argument.
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987); see Sayings and slogans 286:7 17 Electric
Kool-Aid Acid test. title of novel on hippy culture (1968) 18 We are now in the Me
Decade—seeing the upward roll of... the third great religious wave in American ...
Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.
In Bonfire of the Vanities and A Man in Full, Wolfe looks carefully at the place of
manliness or manly virtue in the lives of men at the height of their wealth and
social status in American society. Sherman McCoy and Charlie Croaker seem to
Author: Christine Dunn Henderson
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Literary Criticism
Alexis de Tocqueville asserted that America had no truly great literature, and that American writers merely mimicked the British and European traditions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This new edited collection masterfully refutes Tocqueville's monocultural myopia and reveals the distinctive role American poetry and prose have played in reflecting and passing judgment upon the core values of American democracy. The essays, profiling the work of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Updike, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Willa Cather, Walker Percy, and Tom Wolfe, reveal how America's greatest writers have acted as society's most ardent cheerleaders and its most penetrating critics. Christine Dunn Henderson's exciting new work offers literature as a portal through which to view the philosophical principles that animate America's political order and the mores which either reinforce or undermine them.
Welcome to AnAcostiA In Tom Wolfe's 1987 novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, “
master of the universe” Wall Street bond trader Sherman McCoy was driving from
Kennedy airport to Manhattan, mistress in tow, when he took the wrong ramp and
Author: Richard Whitmire
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is currently featured as a hero in the documentary "Waiting for Superman." This is the story of her journey from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. When Rhee first arrived in Washington, she found a school district that had been so broken for so long, that everyone had long since given up. The book provides an inside view of the union battles, the school closings, and contentious community politics that have been the subject of intense public interest and debate ? along with a rare look at Rhee's upbringing and life before DC. Rhee has been featured in the documentary "Waiting for Superman" Rhee's story points to a fresh way of addressing school improvement Addresses fundamental problems in our current education system, and the politics of leadership The book includes an insert with photos from Rhee's personal and professional life, and an "exit" interview that sheds light on what she's learned and where the future might take her.
Asked about his experiences at the Yale Law School in the late 1970s, one of the
characters in Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities remembers its selective
tolerance. 'Yale is terrific for anything you wanna do, so long as it don't involve ...
Author: Neil Duxbury
Publisher: Clarendon Press
This unique study offers a comprehensive analysis of American jurisprudence from its emergence in the later stages of the nineteenth century through to the present day. The author argues that it is a mistake to view American jurisprudence as a collection of movements and schools which have emerged in opposition to each other. By offering a highly original analysis of legal formalism, legal realism, policy science, process jurisprudence, law and economics, and critical legal studies, he demonstrates that American jurisprudence has evolved as a collection of themes which reflect broader American intellectual and cultural concerns.
A little over ten years earlier, Wolfe's ambitious and commercially successful
debut novel The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) had been heralded for its "brilliant
evocation of New York's class, racial, and political structure in the 1980s." When ...
Author: Martyn Bone
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
For generations, southern novelists and critics have grappled with a concept that is widely seen as a trademark of their literature: a strong attachment to geography, or a "sense of place." In the 1930s, the Agrarians accorded special meaning to rural life, particularly the farm, in their definitions of southern identity. For them, the South seemed an organic and rooted region in contrast to the North, where real estate development and urban sprawl evoked a faceless, raw capitalism. By the end of the twentieth century, however, economic and social forces had converged to create a modernized South. How have writers responded to this phenomenon? Is there still a sense of place in the South, or perhaps a distinctly postsouthern sense of place? Martyn Bone innovatively draws upon postmodern thinking to consider the various perspectives that southern writers have brought to the concept of "place" and to look at its fate in a national and global context. He begins with a revisionist assessment of the Agrarians, who failed in their attempts to turn their proprietary ideal of the small farm into actual policy but whose broader rural aesthetic lived on in the work of neo-Agrarian writers, including William Faulkner and Eudora Welty. By the 1950s, adherence to this aesthetic was causing southern writers and critics to lose sight of the social reality of a changing South. Bone turns to more recent works that do respond to the impact of capitalist spatial development on the South -- and on the nation generally -- including that self-declared "international city" Atlanta. Close readings of novels by Robert Penn Warren, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, Anne Rivers Siddons, Tom Wolfe, and Toni Cade Bambara illuminate evolving ideas about capital, land, labor, and class while introducing southern literary studies into wider debates around social, cultural, and literary geography. Bone concludes his remarkably rich book by considering works of Harry Crews and Barbara Kingsolver that suggest the southern sense of place may be not only post-Agrarian or postsouthern but also transnational.
Camieal and Bonfire of Vanities, 7 Februaty i497 The camival celebration in i497
marked the height of Savonarola's power in Florence, and it was the climactic
observance before his excommunication by Pope Alexander VI in May of that
Author: Patrick Paul Macey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Fra Girolamo Savonarola had a profound effect on the political and moral life of Florence in the 1490s, and his legacy lived on during the century after his execution in 1498, not just in Florence but in Ferrara and beyond the Alps, as far as Paris, Munich, and London. This study reconstructscontexts and musical settings for the popular tradition of sacred laude that were sung during the Savonarolan carnivals in 1496, 1497, and 1498. It further examines a broad network of patronage for the courtly tradition of Latin motets that provided elaborate musical settings for Savonarola'smeditations on Psalms 30 and 50. The friar's success in Florence can be partially attributed to his adoption of sacred laude (and the tunes of bawdy carnival songs) that had been promoted by Lorenzo de' Medici. The texts of the old carnival songs were suppressed, but the music was adapted to laudewith texts that proclaim the friar's prophecy of castigation and renewal. The citizens could thus internalize Savonarola's message by singing it. Savonarola himself wrote several lauda texts, and their musical settings are reconstructed here, as well as those for an underground tradition of laudewritten to venerate him after his execution. Part II turns to the courtly tradition and the Latin motet. Several Catholic patrons, scattered from Ferrara to France to England, were drawn to the friar's prison meditation on Psalms 30 and 50, and they commissioned elaborate musical settings of the opening words of both. A dozen motets on thefriar's psalm meditations can be traced from composes such as Willaert, Rore, Le Jeune, Lassus, and Byrd. Savonarola's highly personal texts inspired some of the most moving musical setings of the sixteenth century, in spite of the Church's unfavourable attitude toward the friar's disruptiveexample, which had set a precedent for Protestant reformers such as Martin Luther.