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The Pump House Gang Paperback – 21 Apr 1989

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Black Swan; New edition edition (21 April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552993719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552993715
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 585,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Looking for new forms of status and power, the author travels from La Jolla to London in search of the 1960s subculture's wildest heroes. Reprint. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By A Customer on 30 Nov. 1998
Format: Paperback
Tom Wolfe is brilliant in capturing a generation's feel. This collection of short stories describes the socialites, the freaks and the trend-setters. Wolfe's language manages to show the physical as well as the atmosphere within a few short sentences. If you liked his wit in "The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test" and his observations (social x-rays) in "Bonfire of the Vaities," you will love this collection of social critical essays.
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Format: Hardcover
Because I grew up in La Jolla, and graduated from La Jolla High School, class of 1962, I was only interested in the short story: "The Pump House Gang."
I know most of the characters in the story, and believe that Wolfe did a good job describing them. His account of the La Jollans visiting the Watts Riots was right on. I visited the riot zone myself, and enjoyed the same experiences as Shine, Nelander, and Sterncorb.
Wolfe came as close as any "outsider" has been able to do, in analyzing the La Jolla nut house, the institution where the walls fell down, and none of the inmates left.
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Funny but not as accessible as his other works
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very good
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