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  • Clemens Lecture
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    Clemens Lecture

    Mr. Wolfe was honored as the Mark Twain House Samuel Clemens lecturer. He talked about a broad range of topics, including his iconic white suits, his career, Mark Twain, and journalism…

  • What Is Southern Today
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    What Is Southern Today?

    Tom Wolfe presented a lecture titled, “What’s Southern Today?” He argued that Southern Americans have a much more common-sense approach to life than other Americans. He recounted his experiences…

  • In Depth with Tom Wolfe
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    In Depth with Tom Wolfe

    Tom Wolfe talked about his life and career as an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. Two video clips were shown of Mr.…

  • Salute to American Authors
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    Salute to American Authors

    Contemporary authors Elizabeth Spencer, Bret Lott, and Tom Wolfe commented on the writings and influence of authors Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Truman Capote, respectively. Mr.…

  • Journalism and the Modern Novel
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    Journalism and the Modern Novel

    At Yale University’s Tercentenary Celebration, author Tom Wolfe discussed the notions of journalism and the modern novel. Mr. Wolfe talked about his years in graduate school and his eventual transition…

  • Thomas Wolfe and the American Novel
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    Thomas Wolfe and the American Novel

    The Thomas Clayton Wolfe prize was awarded to Tom Wolfe for his acclaimed fiction and journalism. Mr. Wolfe discussed the work of his namesake and his own views on the current state of the…

  • emA Man in Fullem
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    A Man in Full

    In a humorous speech, Mr. Wolfe talked about his new book, A Man in Full, and also about the writing industry. He focused on how novelists need to branch out from what they know to stand…

  • BookExpo America News Conference
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    BookExpo America News Conference

    Mr. Wolfe made remarks at a press conference which opened the annual BookExpo America. He talked about the methods behind his writing, the effects of technology on the art of writing and the…

  • End of the Century
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    End of the Century

    Mr. Wolfe, who was working on his latest novel, A Man In Full, spoke about the intellectual environment in the United States since 1945. He emphasized that the two main influences on the…

  • Arts in New York
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    Arts in New York

    Mr. Wolfe spoke about the status of the arts in New York in the late 20th century. He emphasized that New York is a huge mecca for struggling, unknown artists of various kinds. He also…