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How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe
How did Wolfe get to the Radical Chic party? He saw the invite on David Halberstam's office and just called up and accepted.
rmc  wolfe 
may 2018 by chrischantrill
Nero Wolfe - Italian Giallo TV series
Nero Wolfe is an eight-part Italian mystery series, set in Rome, based on the classic detective stories of Rex Stout. It premiers Nov. 14 and trust that I already hear what you’re saying: “But, Al, isn’t Nero Wolfe kind of an American classic?” Well… “And, didn’t he insist on hunkering in his luxurious brownstone pretty much all the time, never diverging from his orderly life?” OK, yes, but stay with me! As iconic as this New York detective truly is, he was, in fact, born in Montenegro – a mere hop, skip and a jump across the Adriatic from Italy — and spent his young adulthood traveling Europe. The guy who hates to get around has, actually, gotten around plenty. It’s not unthinkable, even, that he would speak fluent Italian when he decamps to avoid his jealous rivals at the FBI. Now, considering the historical period we’re dealing with, Italian/Montenegrin relations might not have been at their best, but… wait. You know what? We don’t need a reason for Nero Wolfe and his dapper boy wonder, Archie Goodwin, to be in Italy speaking Italian! Yes, their association with the Empire State is deep but, as they say: when in Rome!
Nero  Wolfe  Italian  Television  Roma 
november 2017 by dbourn
Proprietary Recipe - Kadorienne - Hannibal (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
WARNING: CANNIBALISM. THE FOOD IS PEOPLE.

Nero Wolfe, detective and gourmet extraordinaire, is served dinner by our favorite cannibal psychiatrist.
Archie  Goodwin  Nero  Wolfe  NeroWolfe  Hannibal  crossover  gen  cannibalism  humor 
june 2017 by kadorienne
Tom Wolfe’s Reflections on Language - 3:AM Magazine
It’s a lovely thought, but the problem is that if a fact checker had a go at this book and removed all the howlers, there would be absolutely nothing left. As I said in the beginning, Wolfe’s goal in this book was to smash one or two of our intellectual icons, and an icon did end up smashed to pieces. The problem is that Wolfe is that icon.
wolfe  darwin  chomsky  fisking  sickburn 
january 2017 by yorksranter

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