Hard Cover. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1965. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Illustrated by the author. First edition, first printing. Publisher's white cloth, with front board decorations stamped in gilt and yellow, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in yellow; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Janet Halverson, with gradient psychedelic title lettering to the front panel in pink, orange, and yellow. About fine, with a hint of tanning to the spine ends, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with a bright spine, very slight wear to extremities, a tiny tear with a few small creases to the upper rear panel. Overall, an extremely bright and fresh copy. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby is Wolfe's first collection of short stories, all of which had been previously published in a variety of literary magazines including The New York Herald Tribune and Esquire. The collection's name is derived from the titular article, which was originally published in Esquire as "There Goes [Varoom! Varoom!] That Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby." As a journalist, Wolfe was best known for his detailed accounts of the Merry Pranksters and other 1960's counterculture movements, as well as his bizarre and somewhat erratic writing style, which includes many unusual literary techniques and a pervasive distaste for the "old elite." In his 1965 review for The New York Times, Kurt Vonnegut wrote of Wolfe: "the most exciting--or, at least, the most jangling--journalist to appear in some time." Wolfe is considered, along with his contemporaries Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer, and Gay Telese, as part of the burgeoning New Journalism movement, a neologism coined by Wolfe with his 1973 collection of articles The New Journalism.