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Beholder's Eye : a Collection of America's Finest Personal Journalism (05 Edition)

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Walt Harrington, a Washington Post reporter and author of two acclaimed books of non-fiction narrative, offers an anthology of first person journalism. Although there is a rule that journalism must be written in the third person, great journalists such as Pyle, Orwell, Agee, Plimpton, and Hunter S. Thompson have all, at one time or another, been characters in their own stories, people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported, who were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote.
These pieces represent the very best of an increasing trend toward personal narrative: Mike Sager stalking Marlon Brando in the Tahitian jungle; J.R. Moehringer's quest to discover the true identity of an old boxer; Bill Plaschke's story about a woman with cerebral palsy who runs a Los Angeles Dodgers web site nobody reads; Scott Anderson's story of his lifetime of covering war after war, Barbara Ehrenreich's story of her struggle to understand the social and personal meaning of suffering with cancer; Adam Gopnik's story of his relationship with his aging and oblique Freudian psychiatrist, and Harrington's own tale of his family's struggle to persevere.

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Great journalists, at one time or another, have all been characters in their own stories: people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported, and were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote; and innovators who borrowed the storytelling techniques of fiction. The Beholders Eye showcases the very best of an increasing trend toward personal narrative: Mike Sager stalking Marlon Brando in the Tahitian jungle; J. R. Moehringers quest to discover the true identity of an old boxer; Bill Plaschkes story about a woman with cerebral palsy who runs an obscure Los Angeles Dodgers Web site; Scott Andersons story of his lifetime of covering war after war; Harringtons own tale of his interracial familys struggle to persevere; and many others. Written by reporters who were willing to reveal themselves in order to bring readers insights that were deeper than supposedly objective third-person stories, their articles are an invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, students, and teachers of the craft of writing, and any reader with an appreciation for masterful storytelling.

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ISBN:
9780802142245
Editor:
Harrington, Walt
Publisher:
Grove Press
Editor:
Harrington, Walt
Author:
Harrington, Walt
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Newspapers/Magazines
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
Subject:
American prose literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Journalism -- United States.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz
Age Level:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism

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Great journalists, at one time or another, have all been characters in their own stories: people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported, and were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote; and innovators who borrowed the storytelling techniques of fiction. The Beholders Eye showcases the very best of an increasing trend toward personal narrative: Mike Sager stalking Marlon Brando in the Tahitian jungle; J. R. Moehringers quest to discover the true identity of an old boxer; Bill Plaschkes story about a woman with cerebral palsy who runs an obscure Los Angeles Dodgers Web site; Scott Andersons story of his lifetime of covering war after war; Harringtons own tale of his interracial familys struggle to persevere; and many others. Written by reporters who were willing to reveal themselves in order to bring readers insights that were deeper than supposedly objective third-person stories, their articles are an invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, students, and teachers of the craft of writing, and any reader with an appreciation for masterful storytelling.
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