Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr.

Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr.

by William F. Meehan III, William F. Meehan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604732245

ISBN-13: 9781604732245

Pub. Date: 06/28/2009

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Although recognized for founding National Review, hosting television's Firing Line, and being one of the principal architects of the American conservative movement, William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) was also a prominent literary figure. At his peak he produced about 350,000 words for publication a year, and he was never at a loss for what to say or how to say it.

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Although recognized for founding National Review, hosting television's Firing Line, and being one of the principal architects of the American conservative movement, William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) was also a prominent literary figure. At his peak he produced about 350,000 words for publication a year, and he was never at a loss for what to say or how to say it. He wrote over 7,000 columns, articles, reviews, introductions, forewords, obituaries, and more, in addition to publishing fifty-seven books of fiction and nonfiction.

Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr. features interviews from 1970 to 2005, in which Buckley holds court on a variety of subjects: the Cold War, civil rights, literature, sailing, and the many strands of American culture and politics. Throughout his life, he was a prime subject for interviews, as his observations combined raw intelligence, vigorous wit, and a healthy sense of humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604732245
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Series:
Literary Conversations Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chronology xix

Playboy Interview William F. Buckley Jr. David Butler 3

"I Fear the Attrition of the Law's Prestige": A Conversation William F. Buckley Jr. Alan F. Westin 45

Airborne Again Jeff Hammond 69

Bookviews Talks to William F. Buckley Jr. Ralph Tyler 74

William F. Buckley Jr.: Off the Firing Line Douglas Anderson 81

Buckley's Delicate Dilemma John Reagan "Tex" McCrary 89

Stained Glass: An Interview with the Playwright Thomas Augst 93

William F. Buckley Jr.: Happy Days Were Here Again Brian Lamb 99

William F. Buckley Jr.: The Art of Fiction CXLVI Sam Vaughan 119

A Novel Individual: An Interview with William F. Buckley on His Fiction William F. Meehan III 144

Buckley on Belief Michael Cromartie 151

William F. Buckley Jr. on The Redhunter, A Novel Based on the Life of Senator Joe McCarthy Jamie Glazov 158

"Live" with TAE: William F. Buckley Jr. John Meroney 162

Objectivist Sex-and Politics: An Interview with William F. Buckley Jr. Kathryn Jean Lopez 169

Old School Joseph Rago 175

Index 179

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