Tom Wolfe introduces a wide range of journalistic reportage by writers including Truman Capote, Terry Southern, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer and Hunter S. Thompson.Tom Wolfe introduces a wide range of journalistic reportage by writers including Truman Capote, Terry Southern, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer and Hunter S. Thompson.Read Less
Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth, gilt, 394 pp.; 25 cm. Binding in good condition, slightly shaken, with weak hinges. Clean inside copy. Boards edgeworn, expected browning. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket, with moderate edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. CONTENTS: Part one. The new journalism. The feature game; Like a novel; Seizing the power; Part two. The new journalism: an anthology. Rex Reed from Do you sleep in the nude? ; Gay Talese from The overreachers; Gear; Khesanh; Truman Capote from In cold blood; Charlie Simpson's Apocalypse; Terry Southern from Red dirt marijuana and other tastes The Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved; Norman Mailer from The armies of the night; Then General goes zapping Charlie Cong; Tom Wolfe from The electric kool-aid acid test; La dolce viva; Joe McGinniss from The selling of the Presient 1968; George Plimpton from Paper lion; The detective; John Gregory Dunne from The studio; John Sack from M; Joan Didion from Slouching towards Bethlehem; "Adam Smith" from The money game; Beth Ann and macrobioticism; Hunter S. Thompson from The hell's angels, a strange and terrible saga; Martin Luther King is still on the case; Ton Wolfe from Radical chic & mau-mauing the flak catchers.
Very good lacking a dust jacket. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine and gilt decoration of a pencil on the front board. The cloth is a little worn, and the spine is a little dulled. Ink notes on a few of the pages. Interior is clean and tight, with no names. Includes pieces by Hunter Thompson, Michael Herr, Truman Capote, Terry Southern, Wolfe, Joan Didion, and many others; 394 pages.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Near Fine dust jacket. An anthology of the movement in the 1960s toward a "new journalism" that abandoned pretensions of objectivity in favor of engagement with the subject matter of the writing--from Terry Southern's humorous pieces to Hunter Thompson's "gonzo" journalism. Includes "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved" by Thompson; "Khesanh" by Michael Herr, four years before its publication in his Vietnam war classic Dispatches; and "Slouching Towards Bethlehem, " the title piece of Joan Didion's landmark 1968 collection. Also includes excerpts from Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and George Plimpton's Paper Lion. Edited by Tom Wolfe, with two pieces by him. First printing (number line in rear of this book); previous owner name; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. New York magazine article by Wolfe laid in.
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