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The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Art of Fact is a historical treasury tracing literary journalism back to such pioneers as Defoe, Dickens, Orwell, and to crime writers, investigative social reporters, and war correspondents who stretched the limits of style and even propriety to communicate powerful truth. Here an extraordinary range of styles — the elegance of Gay Talese, the militance of Marvel Cooke, the station-house cynicism of David Simon, the manic intelligence of Richard Ben Cramer — illuminates an extraordinary range of subjects. From large public events (Jimmy Breslin on the funeral of JFK) to small private moments (Gary Smith on the struggles of a Native American basketball player), these readings — sad, funny, and most of all provocative — offer the double pleasure of true stories artfully told.

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"On every page, I find something to fill me with admiration — and envy." Dan Rather

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"Could be the world's most readable textbook." Time Out New York

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"Provides countless examples of how imaginatively and artfully real life can be rendered in the right hands." Toronto Globe and Mail

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"One of the most pleasurable collections to come along in recent years...indispensable." Newark Star-Ledger

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"Far-flung and irresistible...full of nonfiction knockouts. (Grade A)" Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

Kevin Kerrane is the author of Dollar Sign on the Muscle: The World of Baseball Scouting. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

Ben Yagoda, the author of Will Rogers: A Biography, lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. They both teach English and journalism at the University of Delaware.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684846309
Author:
Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Editor:
Kerrane, Kevin
Editor:
Yagoda, Ben
Author:
Kerrane, Kevin
Author:
Yagoda, Ben
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Reporters and reporting
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Journalism-Reference
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 20.335 oz

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Product details 560 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684846309 Reviews:
"Review" by , "On every page, I find something to fill me with admiration — and envy."
"Review" by , "Could be the world's most readable textbook."
"Review" by , "Provides countless examples of how imaginatively and artfully real life can be rendered in the right hands."
"Review" by , "One of the most pleasurable collections to come along in recent years...indispensable."
"Review" by , "Far-flung and irresistible...full of nonfiction knockouts. (Grade A)"
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