Item No: #363824 Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers. Tom Wolfe.
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Inscribed By Wolfe

Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Notes: A wry, even caustic, take on some of the social movements of the 1960s. In Radical Chic, "Wolfe describes one of the intriguing phenomena of our time: the courting of romantic radicals—Black Panthers, striking grapeworkers, Young Lords—by New York's socially elite" and in Mau-Mauing, he surveys the San Francisco "meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment" (quoted from the dust jacket).

The recent film, Maestro, left out the party for the Black Panthers hosted by Leonard Bernstein, which is the central event in the first essay.

153 pages. Top edge stained yellow.

Edition + Condition: First edition (stated first printing). A fine copy in a dust jacket with a short tear to the front panel, else near fine. This copy was a gift from Ed Moose to his wife Mary Etta. The Mooses owned two popular San Francisco restaurants, both frequented by Tom Wolfe. A 1996 New York Times article (April 10) about the Mooses' restaurants reported, "Some specialties aren't on the menu. When in town, the author Tom Wolfe orders Day Boat Scallops, caught daily and rushed back to Moose's kitchen."

This copy was already signed, so Wolfe squeezed his new inscription about the earlier signature: "Happy Birthday Mary Etta! I'm profoundly moved...knowing that Maestro Ed has brought my favorite chef, artist, recipe maestra, writer, restaurant executive—I'm running out of space—in short, love from Tom Wolfe."

Publication: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970.

ISBN: 0374246009

Item No: #363824

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