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Author QuotedTom Wolfe
Title QuotedKandy Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/07/29
Imprint[S.l.] : Farrar. Straus & Giroux, 1965
QuotationAnd now, finally, Tom Wolfe's The Kandy-Kolored, Tangerine-Flake Stremaline Baby. It is a magnificent book. What good writing, what an eye, what a vocabulary (what is infarcted?). Some of the pieces really jump out of you: the one on Cassius Clay, for instance, and the one on the teen tycoon who got off the plane, name escapse me... This is a marvelous book, the kind Lax and I and Rice were always dreaming of when we sat in the woods above Olean [New York]. We just never got around like this cat. Thanks for this tremendous book.
Quotation SourceLetters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton.; Edited and annotated by Patrick Samway, S.J. / Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. [2015], p. 345-46
Letter toRobert Giroux
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