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- DescriptionForty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement, Robert S. Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. The New New Journalists are first and foremost brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects. Jon Krakauer accompanies a mountaineering expedition to Everest. Ted Cover works for nearly a year as a prison guard. Susan Orlean follows orchid fanciers to reveal an obsessive subculture few knew existed. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc spends nearly a decade reporting on a family in the South Bronx. And like their muckraking early twentieth-century precursors, they are drawn to the most pressing issues of the day: Alex Kotlowitz, Leon Dash, and William Finnegan to race and class; Ron Rosenbaum to the problem of evil; Michael Lewis to boom-and-bust ecomies; Richard Ben Cramer to the nitty gritty of politics. How do they do it? 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. Interviews with: Gay TaleseJane Kramer*Calvin TrillinRichard Ben Cramer*Ted Cover*Alex Kotlowitz*Richard Preston*William Langewiesche*Eric SchlosserLeon DashWilliam FinneganJonathan Harr*Jon Krakauer*Adrian Nicole LeBlancMichael Lewis*Susan OrleanRon RosenbaumLawrence Weschler*Lawrence Wright* * Search our online catalog to find other titles by these Vintage and Anchor Books authors.
- Author BiographyRobert S. Boynton directs New York University s graduate magazine journalism program. He has been a senior editor at Harper's and a contributing writer for The New Yorker. His work appears in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Rolling Stone and many other publications.
- Author(s)Robert Boynton
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication15/03/2005
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVintage Books
- Weight360 g
- Width134 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine27 mm
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