D B Davis
2018-05-16 02:44:21 UTC
"The “Me” Decade and the Third Great Awakening"  is my favorite
Wolfe. It makes me ROTFLMAO ... every ... single ... time ... it's read.
Allow me to post a couple of excerpts from his _NYT_ obit. 
William F. Buckley Jr., writing in National Review, put it more simply: “He is
probably the most skillful writer in America — I mean by that he can do more things
with words than anyone else.” ⋯
Every morning he dressed in one of his signature outfits — a silk jacket, say, and
double-breasted white vest, shirt, tie, pleated pants, red-and-white socks and
white shoes — and sat down at his typewriter. Every day he set himself a quota of
10 pages, triple-spaced. If he finished in three hours, he was done for the day.
“If it takes me 12 hours, that’s too bad, I’ve got to do it,” he told George
Plimpton in a 1991 interview for The Paris Review. ⋯
Berton Roueche is now my favorite wordsmith. But Wolfe's not bad, in
a Matt Taibbi type of way. Wolfe's discipline to write 10 pages a day is