The Bonfire of the Vanities

'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

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473563925

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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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

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style.

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429960566

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review) “A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” (The New Republic) Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy, of New York in the 1980s, a city boiling over with racial and ethnic hostilities and burning with the itch to Grab It Now. Wolfe's novel is a big, panoramic story of the metropolis that reinforces the author's reputation as the foremost chronicler of the way we live in America.

New York Magazine

It's not that Wolfe looks old, or is old; it's just that his writing is so irreverent, so mischievous, so frisky — The Bonfire of the Vanities, which Harper's magazine said has 2,343 exclamation points, employs that same hyper- thyroid ...

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Management Lives

43. The Remains of the Day, p. 201. The Remains of the Day, p. 201. The Remains of the Day, p. 201. The Remains of the Day, p. 239. The Remains of the Day, p. 244. 10 Wolfe, T. (1988) The Bonfire of the Vanities. London: Picador. p. 99.

Author: David Knights

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849207178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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`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.

Law and Literature

The Bonfire of the Vanities is not a " great " novel if one's touchstone is Dickens or Dostoevsky . Its plot is merely a thread connecting a series of fore part tableaux . Its characters are shallow and are revealed to.

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674032460

Category: Law

Page: 570

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First edition published in 1988 : Law and literature : a misunderstood relation ; revised and enlarged edition published in 1998.

New York Magazine

#6—The Bonfire of the Vanities. #7—Home Alone. #8—Edward Scissorhands. #9–Look Who's Talking Too; Awakenings. #10—Dances With Wolves; The Russia House. #11– The Rescuers Down Under; Ghost. #12—Kindergarten Cop. Beg.

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New York Magazine

#9— The Bonfire of the Vanities. #10 — Look Who's Talking Too. 707. LARCHMONT— PLAYHOUSE— (834-3001) The Godfather Part III. 708. MAMARONECK— PLAYHOUSE— (698-2200). #1 — Misery. #2 — Home Alone. #3 — Kindergarten Cop.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Overcoming Law

When I first read The Bonfire of the Vanities * I did not think it significant at any of these levels . This was not because I thought it a bad book — I considered ( and consider ) it a good and even excellent one , with descriptions of ...

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674649255

Category: Law

Page: 597

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Legal theory must become more factual and empirical and less conceptual and polemical, Richard Posner argues in this wide-ranging new book. The topics covered include the structure and behavior of the legal profession; constitutional theory; gender, sex, and race theories; interdisciplinary approaches to law; the nature of legal reasoning; and legal pragmatism. Posner analyzes, in witty and passionate prose, schools of thought as different as social constructionism and institutional economics, and scholars and judges as different as Bruce Ackerman, Robert Bork, Ronald Dworkin, Catharine MacKinnon, Richard Rorty, and Patricia Williams. He also engages challenging issues in legal theory that range from the motivations and behavior of judges and the role of rhetoric and analogy in law to the rationale for privacy and blackmail law and the regulation of employment contracts. Although written by a sitting judge, the book does not avoid controversy; it contains frank appraisals of radical feminist and race theories, the behavior of the German and British judiciaries in wartime, and the excesses of social constructionist theories of sexual behavior. Throughout, the book is unified by Posner's distinctive stance, which is pragmatist in philosophy, economic in methodology, and liberal (in the sense of John Stuart Mill's liberalism) in politics. Brilliantly written, eschewing jargon and technicalities, it will make a major contribution to the debate about the role of law in our society.


New York Magazine

#6—Edward Scissorhands; The Bonfire of the Vanities. 504. FRANKLINSQUARE–FRANKLIN–(775–3257). #1– Havana. #2—Eduard Scissorhands. #3—The Godfather Part III. #4—Three Men and a Little Lady; The Rescuers Down Under. 505.

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