(1965) · New York
In his first book, a gathering of his best work, Tom Wolfe takes a sharp-eyed look at the American scene, and zeroes in on the new, exotic forms of status–seeking — social, cultural, and otherwise — that are flourishing across the country from New York (see the celebrated "The Big League Complex") to Los Angeles (see the title story)."
Tom Wolfe (1931–) helped usher in the New Journalism literary movement; his influence made him an important figure of the 1960s. His first book presented here contains some of his best known examples of New Journalism.
This is the => first edition, first printing. Publisher's white cloth with gilt lettering and yellow-stamped decorations to spine and front board, top edge stained yellow; spine-foot lightly bumped, top and bottom edges of boards faintly dirtied. In original pictorial unprice-clipped dust jacket; the slightest bit of age-toning. Interior also faintly age-toned. Overall in wonderful condition. (Inventory #: 38673)