Monday, May 7

Hungry Like a Wolfe

Trevor Butterworth has written a wide-ranging profile of one of my favorite contemporary authors, Tom Wolfe, for the Financial Times. In it, Wolfe very deliberately launches the latest salvo in his ongoing war of words with the New York Review of Books by arguing--rather convincingly--that George W. Bush is actually better read and more literate than Bob Silvers, the vaunted editor of the Review. Zounds! That's likely to send the glittering-literati into yet another frenzy. That's par for the course for the always provocative, contrarian, and voracious Wolfe--and a goodly part of what makes his writing so stimulating, attractive, and relevant.

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