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Wolfe in winter still shows sharp teeth

What insight could a 74-year-old author possibly have into contemporary life on a college campus? Quite a good one, if that author happens to be Tom Wolfe.

27th November, 2004

I Am Charlotte Simmons By Tom Wolfe. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, €25 What insight could a 74-year-old author possibly have into contemporary life on a college campus?

Quite a good one, if that author happens to be Tom Wolfe. The best-selling writer's latest novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, uncovers sex, cheating and obsessive behaviour at one of America's top colleges, the fictional Dupont University.

Unusual in modern times, Wolfe consistently wows the critics, while also...

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