Tom Wolfe Dies; Pioneering Author and Journalist Was 88

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Sad news from the world of literature today, as a true giant of American letters has passed away.

Author and journalist Tom Wolfe died of complications from pneumonia in a New York hospital last night at the age of 87.

His passing was confirmed this morning by his longtime agent, Lynn Nesbitt.

Wolfe’s contributions to the literary landscape of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s cannot be overstated.

With trailblazing works such as The

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