The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism

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This fascinating compilation of the journalist's art unites the reporter's magnificent eye for detail with the novelist's gift for storytelling. Featuring eyewitness accounts of war and social revolution, profiles of sports heroes and politicians, and eye-opening investigations into both the mundane and the eccentric details of life, it includes:
-- Walt Whitman on the Battle of Chancellorsville
-- Stephen Crane, George Orwell, and Jack London on how the other half lives
-- Abraham Cahan on immigrants arriving in New York
-- Rebecca West on Bosnia
-- Piers Paul Read on survival in the Andes
-- Jimmy Breslin on John F Kennedy's funeral
-- Richard Ben Cramer on the 1988 presidential election
-- Svetlana Alexiyevich on the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan
-- David Simon on Baltimore's homicide interrogation room
-- Bill Buford on soccer thugs
-- Rosemary Mahoney on a lesbian bar in Dublin

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Learn how to be the best journalist you can be with what “could be the world’s most readable textbook” ( Time Out New York).

The Art of Fact is a historical treasury tracing literary 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. Here an extraordinary range of styles—the elegance of Gay Talese, the militance of Marvel Cooke, the station-house cynicism of David Simon, the manic intelligence of Richard Ben Cramer—illuminates an extraordinary range of subjects. From large public events (Jimmy Breslin on the funeral of JFK) to small private moments (Gary Smith on the struggles of a Native American basketball player), these readings—sad, funny, and most of all provocative—offer the double pleasure of true stories artfully told.

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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.

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