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Tom Wolfe
(1931-____) born on
Mar 2
US journalist, author. He is best known for his bestseller "The Right Stuff," about the U.S. space program.
What is it that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse?

Not "Seeing is Believing," you ninny, but "Believing is Seeing." For modern art has become completely literary: the paintings and other works exist only to illustrate the text.
Anything that calls itself new in this world is doomed to a short life.
The idea was to prove at every foot of the way up ... that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had "the right stuff," and could move higher and higher . . .
Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. . . . They can only bring you the scores.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: F
R: F
A: "In Our Times."
N: The Right Stuff," Farrar, Straus & Giroux 79
K: The Painted Word, ch. 2 (1975).

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