RIP: The Pumphouse Gang Writer Tom Wolfe

by The Editors on May 15, 2018

The writer who brought surfing to the masses with his wildly popular essay on the Windansea crew, The Pumphouse Gang, died on Monday May 14, 2018, according to a story in the New York Times.

Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.

We will miss his wit, eye, and especially his monstrously huge novels that we’ve always loved lugging around. 

[Link: New York Times]

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