The Art of fact : a historical anthology of literary journalism / edited by Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda.

1st Touchstone ed.
New York, NY : Simon and Schuster, 1998.
558 p. ; 24 cm.


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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."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes index.
Preface / Ben Yagoda -- Making Facts Dance / Kevin Kerrane -- from The True and Genuine Account of the Life and Actions of the Late Jonathan Wild / Daniel Defoe -- from The Life of Samuel Johnson / James Boswell -- Watercress Girl / Henry Mayhew -- The Great Tasmania's Cargo / Charles Dickens -- from Specimen Days / Walt Whitman -- from If Christ Came to Chicago / W. T. Stead -- When Man Falls, a Crown Gathers / Stephen Crane -- An Experiment in Misery / Stephen Crane -- The Death of Rodriguez / Richard Harding Davis -- Can't Get Their Minds Ashore / Abraham Cahan -- Pillelu, Pillelu! / Abraham Cahan -- from The People of the Abyss / Jack London -- Drift / Morris Markey -- from Ninety Times Guilty / Hickman Powell -- Juke Joint / Walter Bernstein -- from Hiroshima / John Hersey -- The Day of the Fight / W. C. Heinz -- from "Portrait of Hemingway" / Lillian Ross -- Two Generals / Norman Lewis -- The Silent Season of a Hero / Gay Talese -- from In Cold Blood / Truman Capole -- from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test / Tom Wolfe -- from Alive / Piers Paul Read -- from House / Tracy Kidder -- from Brothers / Sylvester Monroe and Peter Goldman -- So ... We Meet at Last, Mr. Bond / Bob Greene -- Shadow of a Nation / Gary Smith -- from What It Takes / Richard Ben Cramer -- The Spike / George Orwell -- from "The Bronx Slave Market" / Marvel Cooke -- from The Earl of Louisiana / A. J. Liebling -- The Fight to Live / Al Stump -- from The Armies of the Night / Norman Mailer -- from "The Scum Also Rises" / Hunter S. Thompson -- The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones / Ron Rosenbaum -- from Coyotes / Ted Conover -- from "The Snap Revolution" / James Fenton -- Tiananmen Square / John Simpson -- from Among the Thugs / Bill Buford -- from Whoredom in Kimmage / Rosemary Mahoney -- from "Harlem on My Mind" / Lawrence Otis Graham -- from "Snake Handling and Redemption" / Dennis Covington -- The Pig / Ben Hecht -- Japanese Earthquake / Ernest Hemingway -- from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men / James Agee -- The Third Winter / Martha Gellhorn -- Marrakech / George Orwell -- Lady Olga / Joseph Mitchell -- from Black Lamb and Grey Falcon / Rebecca West -- from Once There Was a War / John Steinbeck -- Lethal Lightning / Jimmy Cannon -- It's an Honor / Jimmy Breslin -- The Girl of the Year / Tom Wolfe -- Los Angeles Notebook / Joan Didion -- from The Pine Barrens / John Mcphee -- from Dispatches / Michael Herr -- from Another Day of Life / Ryszard Kapuscinski -- from Homicide / David Simon -- from Boys in Zinc / Svetlana Alexiyevich -- Holiday Pageant: The Importance of Being Bluebell / Michael Winerip.
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