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Remembering author Tom Wolfe, 'a magician' with words


NEW YORK (AP) — You only had to look at him — in his white suits and two-tone shoes — or read such books as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "The Right Stuff" to know that Tom Wolfe was like no other.

"He was a magician," Wolfe's friend and fellow "New Journalist" Gay Talese told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "He would take a sentence and work that sentence in loops and do all kinds of things with words. He'd take you out for a spin and after a while you'd wonder if he knew where he was headed. But he always knew exactly where he was headed."

Wolfe, who died Monday at age 88, was...

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