The New Journalism. Tom Wolfe, E. W. Johnson, Truman Capote, Robert Christgau, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, George Plimpton, Rex Reed, Terry Southern, Hunter S. Thompson.
The New Journalism
The New Journalism

The New Journalism

ISBN: 0060471832
New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1973. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "I doubt if many of the aces I will be extolling in this story went into journalism with the faintest notion of creating a "new" journalism, a "higher" journalism, or even a mildly improved variety. I know they never dreamed that anything they were going to write for newspapers or magazines would wreak such evil havoc in the literary world...causing a panic, dethroning the novel as the number one literary genre, starting the first new direction in American literature in half a century...Nevertheless, that is what happened." (from "The New Journalism," Chapter 1, "The Feature Game," by Tom Wolfe, pg. 3) A door-stopper anthology of the literary phenomenon coined as "The New Journalism" edited (along with E.W. Johnson) & with a preface, introductory article & contributions by Tom Wolfe (1930-2018), who pioneered this most important & influential American literary genre. With excerpts from writings by such now-canonical exemplars of the form as Truman Capote, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, George Plimpton, Rex Reed, Terry Southern, the immortal Hunter S. Thompson & Wolfe himself. This is the first softcover edition, published simultaneously with a hardcover edition during 1973, first printing as indicated by year-&-number sequences on rear endpaper. An excellent omnibus-introduction to one of our favorite American literary genres, issued at its high-water mark. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing, scratching & very occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; mild wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; one faint, thin vertical crease across spine; very light rubbing & a few spots, light stains to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at upper corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3764]

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