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:
“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).

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