I am confused by the words and phrases that Mr. Tyrrell used to describe the author Tom Wolfe. Young/youth was used five times, along with the phrases “still a pup,” “puts on a few years,” and “verve of his years,” which were sprinkled through the article. Mr. Tyrrell credits Mr. Wolfe with writing three novels.
Given that the author Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (a.k.a. Tom Wolfe) was born on 2 March 1931 in Richmond, Virginia, and that R. (Robert) Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. was born sometime in 1943, it seems odd that the 62/63 year old Mr. Tyrrell would frequently describe the 75-year-old Mr. Wolfe a young man.p>Many people credit Mr. Wolfe with inventing the “New Journalism” style of writing in his article about the hot rod and custom car culture of Southern California that was published in Esquire Magazine in 1963. A partial list of his published books include: br> - The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) br> - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968)