Vanity Overlooks Nobody: Wolfe’s Bonfire

The title of Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) is just that.  The title explains it all.  There are an awful lot of vain and pompous characters in this book, and nobody escapes the scathing criticism and caricatured representations of Wolfe.  It is brilliant writing, astute observations about human nature, and an intriguing... Continue Reading →

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