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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.