The new new journalism : conversations with America's best nonfiction writers on their craft

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  • Creator Robert S. Boynton
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Vintage Books, 2005.
  • Physical Details
    • xxxiv, 456 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9781400033560, 140003356X
  • OCLC ocm56324732

Summary

  • Forty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement, compiler Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. These are, first and foremost, brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects: accompanying a mountaineering expedition to Everest, working as a prison guard, spending nearly a decade reporting on an individual family in the South Bronx. In these interviews, they reveal the techniques and inspirations behind their acclaimed works, from their felt-tip pens, tape recorders, long car rides, and assumed identities, to their intimate understanding of the way a truly great story unfolds.

Notes

  • "A Vintage original"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references.

Contents

  • Ted Conover -- Richard Ben Cramer -- Leon Dash -- William Finnegan -- Jonathan Harr -- Alex Kotlowitz -- Jon Krakauer -- Jane Kramer -- William Langewiesche -- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc -- Michael Lewis -- Susan Orlean -- Richard Preston -- Ron Rosenbaum -- Eric Schlosser -- Gay Talese -- Calvin Trillin -- Lawrence Weschler -- Lawrence Wright
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