The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism

The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism

by Kevin Kerrane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0684846306

ISBN-13: 9780684846309

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Scribner

The Art of Fact is a historical treasury tracing what used to be called "new" journalism back to such pioneers as Defoe, Dickens, and Orwell, and to crime writers, investigative social reporters, and war correspondents who stretched the limits of style and even propriety to communicate powerful truth. The tradition is alive and well in stories that take us from…  See more details below

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The Art of Fact is a historical treasury tracing what used to be called "new" journalism back to such pioneers as Defoe, Dickens, and Orwell, and to crime writers, investigative social reporters, and war correspondents who stretched the limits of style and even propriety to communicate powerful truth. The tradition is alive and well in stories that take us from a cantina in Los Angeles to a lesbian bar in Dublin, from a massacre in Tiananmen Square to a nonviolent revolution in the Philippines. This international emphasis links American literary journalists to their counterparts in England, Africa, and Russia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684846309
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
First Touchstone Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
326,013
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface13
Making Facts Dance17
from The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild23
from The Life of Samuel Johnson29
Watercress Girl34
The Great Tasmania's Cargo38
from Specimen Days46
from If Christ Came to Chicago49
When Man Falls, a Crown Gathers58
An Experiment in Misery63
The Death of Rodriguez71
Can't Get Their Minds Ashore76
Pillelu, Pillelu!80
from The People of the Abyss83
Drift93
from Ninety Times Guilty97
Juke Joint104
from Hiroshima111
The Day of the Fight115
from "Portrait of Hemingway"129
Two Generals139
The Silent Season of a Hero143
from In Cold Blood161
from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test169
from Alive183
from House199
from Brothers204
So ... We Meet at Last, Mr. Bond212
Shadow of a Nation218
from What It Takes236
The Spike245
from "The Bronx Slave Market"252
from The Earl of Louisiana258
The Fight to Live271
from The Armies of the Night290
from "The Scum Also Rises"302
The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones316
from Coyotes331
from "The Snap Revolution"336
Tiananmen Square347
from Among the Thugs354
from Whoredom in Kimmage367
from "Harlem on My Mind"384
from "Snake Handling and Redemption"391
The Pig407
Japanese Earthquake411
from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men417
The Third Winter422
Marrakech433
Lady Olga439
from Black Lamb and Grey Falcon452
from Once There Was a War458
Lethal Lightning461
It's an Honor466
The Girl of the Year469
Los Angeles Notebook480
from The Pine Barrens485
from Dispatches494
from Another Day of Life507
from Homicide522
from Boys in Zinc536
Holiday Pageant: The Importance of Being Bluebell549
Permissions553
Index557

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