Tom Wolfe in the Words of Gay Talese, First Rivals Then Lifelong Friends

The two giants of literary journalism first bonded when reporting for rival papers on the JFK assassination. Now, Gay Talese bids farewell to his friend Tom Wolfe, who died Tuesday at 88

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Tom Wolfe I knew him for more than a half-century. I was on The New York Times as a general assignment reporter in 1962 when he had that same assignment with the rival New York Herald Tribune.