The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

"A whooping, joy-filled and hyperbolic raid on, of all things, the theory of evolution." (Dwight Garner, New York Times)

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is… (more)

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“The Kingdom of Speech” is meant to be a provocation rather than a dissertation. The sound it makes is that of a lively mind having a very good time, and enjoying the scent of its own cold-brewed napalm in the morning.

While convincing, the book is at times far too gleeful in this hatchet-work, missing the opportunity to empathize with a man who has devoted so much of his life to digging what seems in the end to have been a dead-end rabbit hole.


Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (August 30, 2016)

Collection: Little, Brown and Company

Parent ISBN: 9780316404648

Page count: 160 pages

File size: 449 KB

Language: English


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