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Tom Wolfe – chronicler of greed

  

 

Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities and instigator of the more subjective and literary New Journalism, has died. He was a chronicler of the “Me Decade” and satirized the greed, ambition, racism and social class of New York in the 1980s. He supported GWB but denied he was conservative, writing about a wide spectrum of American society.

Born 2 March 1930 2.21am Richmond, VA, he had a full 3rd house as befits a journalist with a Pisces Sun and Venus there as well as an Aries Moon. He would be quick-witted, keen to be admired for his intelligence and ability to communicate. His Sun was in a confident and expansive square to Jupiter in chatty Gemini.

He also had the signature generational Saturn in Capricorn opposition Pluto square Uranus in Aries, which would give him a resilience as well as innovative tendencies, always keen to push back the boundaries. His Mercury in outspoken Aquarius was in a combative conjunction to Mars and inconjunct Pluto, which would give his writing a sarcastic, at times bitter edge and he never shied away from controversy.

His creative 5th and 7th Harmonics were strong as was his writers’ 21st H.

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