The Art of Fact

Author: Kevin Kerrane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684846309
Format: PDF
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Historical and international in scope, a unique anthology traces the course of literary journalism and nonfiction prose from its origins in the eighteenth century to today, from Daniel Defoe to Joseph Mitchell to Richard Ben Cramer. 15,000 first printing.

The Art of Fact

Author: Kevin Kerrane
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
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Historical and international in scope, a unique anthology traces the course of literary journalism and nonfiction prose from its origins in the eighteenth century to today, from Daniel Defoe to Joseph Mitchell to Richard Ben Cramer. 15,000 first printing.

True Stories

Author: Norman Sims
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810124696
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Journalism in the twentieth century was marked by the rise of literary journalism. Sims traces more than a century of its history, examining the cultural connections, competing journalistic schools of thought, and innovative writers that have given literary journalism its power. Seminal exmples of the genre provide ample context and background for the study of this style of journalism.

About Town

Author: Ben Yagoda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684816059
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Offers a critical and cultural history of "The New Yorker" from its founding in 1919 through 1987, discussing the evolution of the magazine's content over the years and its role in American cultural life

The Literary journalists

Author: Norman Sims
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A selection of thirteen essays by pioneers in the genre of nonfiction literature encompasses works by John McPhee, Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, and others

The Art of Fact

Author: Barbara Lounsberry
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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The Art of Fact is the first comprehensive examination of five of today's most popular and important nonfiction artists: Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, John McPhee, Joan Didion, and Norman Mailer. This book examines literary nonfiction in the broad context of the prose narrative form and discusses the role it plays in the American literary tradition. Drawing from personal interviews with Gay Talese and John McPhee and including new interpretations of the works of Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion and Norman Mailer, The Art of Fact is a timely call for critical appreciation of the artistry of nonfiction and offers valuable insights to both students and fans of contemporary nonfiction.

Up in the Old Hotel

Author: Joseph Mitchell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101971304
Format: PDF, ePub
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Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph Mitchell immortalized in his reportage for The New Yorker and in four books—McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr. Flood, The Bottom of the Harbor, and Joe Gould's Secret—that are still renowned for their precise, respectful observation, their graveyard humor, and their offhand perfection of style. These masterpieces (along with several previously uncollected stories) are available in one volume, which presents an indelible collective portrait of an unsuspected New York and its odder citizens—as depicted by one of the great writers of this or any other time.

Memoranda During the War

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557091323
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The poet recounts his experiences as a volunteer working in Union Army hospitals during the Civil War

Will Rogers

Author: Ben Yagoda
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132389
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Biography of American humorist and entertainer Will Rogers discussing his career and personal life.

A History of American Literary Journalism

Author: John C. Hartsock
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492523
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During the 1960s, such works as Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem were cited as examples of the "new journalism." True stories that read like novels, they combined the journalist's task of factual reporting with the art of fictional narration. Yet as John C. Hartsock shows in this revealing study, the roots of this distinctive form of writing--whether called new journalism, literary journalism, or creative nonfiction--can be traced at least as far back as the late nineteenth century. In the decades following the American Civil War, Stephen Crane, Lafcadio Hearn, and other journalists challenged the notion, then just emerging, that the reporter's job was to offer a concise statement of the "objective truth." Drawing on the techniques of the realistic novel, these writers developed a new narrative style of reporting aimed at lessening the distance between observer and observed, subject and object. By the 1890s, Hartsock argues, literary journalism had achieved critical recognition as a new form of writing, different not only from "objective" reporting but also from the sensationalistic "yellow press" and at times the socially engaged "muckrakers." In the twentieth century, the form has continued to evolve and maintain its vitality, despite being marginalized by the academic establishment. A former journalist who covered Capitol Hill for UPI and reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union for the San Francisco Examiner, Hartsock brings a fresh and informed perspective to the issues he examines. The result is a concise introduction to the genesis and development of a significant literary genre.