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The Gang That Wouldn"t Write Straight

Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, and the New Journalism Revolution

by Marc Weingarten

  • 173 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Crown .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language,
  • Reportage literature, American,
  • History and criticism,
  • 20th Century American Prose,
  • American Journalism,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Journalism,
  • American - General,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism,
  • United States,
  • 20th century,
  • American prose literature,
  • History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8363280M
    ISBN 101400049148
    ISBN 109781400049141

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“It’s always complicated to write about writing (and about writers), but Marc Weingarten does it effortlessly. Every character in The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight is compelling and necessary. If this book doesn’t make you want to be a journalist, nothing will.” —Chuck Klosterman, author of Killing Yourself to LiveCited by: The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight book.

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Every character in The Gang That Wouldn’t Write Straight is compelling and necessary. If this book doesn’t make you want to be a journalist, nothing will.” —Chuck Klosterman, author of Killing Yourself to Live. The Gang Who Wouldn't Write Straight does just enough justice to New Journalism's original innovators, and tells their story in a way no one else has.

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Thompson, Joan Didion, John Sack, and Michael Herr emerged and joined a few of their pioneering elders, including Truman Capote and.

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