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The Resource After the tall timber : collected nonfiction, by Renata Adler ; introduction by Michael Wolff

After the tall timber : collected nonfiction, by Renata Adler ; introduction by Michael Wolff

Label
After the tall timber : collected nonfiction
Title
After the tall timber
Title remainder
collected nonfiction
Statement of responsibility
by Renata Adler ; introduction by Michael Wolff
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
"For decades, Renata Adler's writing has upheld and defined the highest standards of investigative journalism. A staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler has reported on civil rights from Selma, Alabama; on the war in Biafra, the Six-Day War, and the Vietnam War; on the Nixon impeachment inquiry and Congress. She has also written about cultural matters, films (as chief film critic for The New York Times), books, politics, and pop music. Like many journalists, she has put herself in harm's way in order to give us the news, not the "news" we have become accustomed to--celebrity journalism, conventional wisdom, received ideas--but the actual story, an account unfettered by ideology or consensus. The peril that Adler places herself in comes specifically from speaking up (on the basis of careful research, common sense, original thought) when too many other writers have joined the pack. In this most basic and moral sense, Adler is one of the few independent journalists writing in America today. This collection of Adler's nonfiction draws on her early essays, reporting, and criticism, which describe the major crises and hopeful turmoil of the 1960s, and more recent pieces concerned with, in her words, "misrepresentation, coercion, and abuse of public process, and the journalist's role in it." Also included are writings on film, television, and music, and several uncollected essays on Jayson Blair and the Times, and the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore. A new epilogue by Adler provides an invaluable and long-overdue assessment of our culture today from one of its foremost chroniclers"--
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DLC
Dewey number
818/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.D63
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
After the tall timber : collected nonfiction, by Renata Adler ; introduction by Michael Wolff
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Renata Adler, Collected Nonfiction -- CONTENTS (PROVISIONAL): -- Introduction (new, tk) -- Politics: -- Introduction from Toward a Radical Middle -- The March for Non-Violence from Selma -- Fly Trans-Love Airways -- The Black Power March in Mississippi -- Letter from the Six-Day War -- Radicalism in Debacle: the Palmer House -- Introduction from Canaries in the Mineshaft -- Letter from Biafra -- But Ohio... : The National Guard -- Searching for the Real Nixon Scandal -- The Justices and the Journalists -- G. Gordon Liddy in America -- House Critic -- The Extreme Nominee -- Decoding the Starr Report -- A Court of No Appeal -- Irreparable Harm -- The Porch Overlooks No Such Thing -- Culture: -- Introduction from A Year in the Dark -- The Movies Make Heroes of Them All -- Cold Blood, Cheap Fiction -- The New Sound, Circa 1964 -- Selling an Enraged Bread Pudding -- Concentration, Squares, Jeopardy and Bouillon Cubes -- Afternoon Television -- Cookie, Oscar, Grover, & co. -- Epilogue -- Newtown, our culture today (new, tk)
Control code
ocn884298229
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781590178799
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884298229
Label
After the tall timber : collected nonfiction, by Renata Adler ; introduction by Michael Wolff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Renata Adler, Collected Nonfiction -- CONTENTS (PROVISIONAL): -- Introduction (new, tk) -- Politics: -- Introduction from Toward a Radical Middle -- The March for Non-Violence from Selma -- Fly Trans-Love Airways -- The Black Power March in Mississippi -- Letter from the Six-Day War -- Radicalism in Debacle: the Palmer House -- Introduction from Canaries in the Mineshaft -- Letter from Biafra -- But Ohio... : The National Guard -- Searching for the Real Nixon Scandal -- The Justices and the Journalists -- G. Gordon Liddy in America -- House Critic -- The Extreme Nominee -- Decoding the Starr Report -- A Court of No Appeal -- Irreparable Harm -- The Porch Overlooks No Such Thing -- Culture: -- Introduction from A Year in the Dark -- The Movies Make Heroes of Them All -- Cold Blood, Cheap Fiction -- The New Sound, Circa 1964 -- Selling an Enraged Bread Pudding -- Concentration, Squares, Jeopardy and Bouillon Cubes -- Afternoon Television -- Cookie, Oscar, Grover, & co. -- Epilogue -- Newtown, our culture today (new, tk)
Control code
ocn884298229
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781590178799
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884298229

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