“Twenty years later, the cynicism of ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’ is as out of style as Tom Wolfe’s wardrobe,” proclaimed the Rev. Al Sharpton.The book, which featured a bond trader as main character, came out about a month after the 1987 stock market crash (see this previous post).
Monday, December 10, 2007
Remebering the 1980s
On its 20th anniversary, the Times revisited The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe's novel capturing the zeitgeist of the 1980's. I particularly liked this comment: