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TOM WOLFE'S
NEW JOURNALISM PICKS

Tom Wolfe

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In 1973, Tom Wolfe published a book called The New Journalism. It is comprised of two parts, the first beinghis explanation of new journalism and the second is agenerous anthology edited by Wolfe and E.W. Johnson.Wolfe's list is different from minein that it is dated from the late sixties to early seventies, making it more of a purists list, while mine runs right up until today. He also differs in that the anthology includes magazine articles, and mineis mostly books (or book collections of articles). One must not forget that the underground press and small press were the forerunners to new journalism. It would be interesting to see how Wolfe still feels about NJ and what writers and articles he would include in an updated version.

Presented are the anthology selections in alphabetical orderby author. Wolfe's introductions to the pieces are initalics; mine are in regular text and passages areblockquoted. Because some entries tended to be quite long, I have broken them down into two or three entries per page. Also please note that these are not the entire excerpts. You can try getting the book on Inter-Library Loan if it is not available. Two or three of the best paragraphs are given.

PAGE ONE

TRUMAN CAPOTE
from In Cold Blood
ROBERT CHRISTGAU
"Beth Ann and Macrobioticism"

PAGE TWO

JOAN DIDION
"Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream"
JOHN GREGORY DUNNE
from The Studio

PAGE THREE

JOE ESZTERHAS
"Charlie Simpson's Apocolypse"

PAGE FOUR

BARBARA GOLDSMITH
"La Dolce Viva"
RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
"Gear"
PAGE FIVE
MIKE HERR
"Khesanh"

PAGE SIX

NORMAN MAILER
The Armies of the Night

PAGE SEVEN

JOE MCGINNISS
The Selling of the President 1968
JAMES MILLS
"The Detective"

PAGE EIGHT

GEORGE PLIMPTON
Paper Lion

PAGE NINE

REX REED
from Do You Sleep in the Nude?

PAGE TEN

JOHN SACK
"M"

NEW! PAGE THIRTEEN

HUNTER S. THOMPSON
from Hell's Angels and
"The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved"

NEW! PAGE FOURTEEN

NICHOLAS TOMALIN
"The General Goes Zapping Charlie Cong"

NEW! PAGE FIFTEEN

GARY WILLS
"Martin Luther King is Still on the Case"

NEW! PAGE SIXTEEN

TOM WOLFE
from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and
Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers


FORTHCOMING

"ADAM SMITH"
from The Money Game

TERRY SOUTHERN
"Twirling at Ole Miss"

GAY TALESE
"The Soft Pysche of Joshua Logan"

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