Letters: Nov. 23, 1998

THE WRITE STUFF

"Your cover boasts the most attractive-looking man I've seen in a long, long time! I like his twinkle. I like his elegance." LOIS PELLERIN Castaic, Calif.

Bravo to Paul Gray for his well-written article about Tom Wolfe's reappearance on the literary scene with his new novel, A Man in Full [BOOKS, Nov. 2]. It seems that Gray's initial nervousness about interviewing Wolfe proved to be without cause, and Gray's well-crafted prose honors his subject. Further praise for focusing on Wolfe as a writer and respecting his privacy by leaving out irrelevant details like the size of the advance...

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