Picks and Pans Review: The Bonfire of the Vanities

updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Tom Wolfe
The foremost practitioner of the New Journalism shows he can take on the old fiction too, coming away with a bombastic novel about modern Manhattan. Literary career changes don't come any flashier.

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