The New Journalism

Tom Wolfe

‘The hell with it . . . let chaos reign . . . louder music, more wine . . . All the old traditions are exhausted and no new one is yet established. All bets are off! The odds are cancelled! It’s anybody’s ballgame . . . ’

Tom Wolfe introduces and exults in his generation’s journalistic talent:

Truman Capote inside the mind of a psychotic killer, Hunter S. Thompson skunk drunk at the Kentucky Derby, Michael Herr dispatching reality from the Vietnam killing fields, and Rex Reed giving the star treatment to the ageing Ava Gardner.

As well as Norman Mailer, Joe Eszterhas, Terry Southern, Nicholas Tomalin, George Plimpton, James Mills, Gay Talese, Joan Didion, and many other legends of tape and typewriter telling it like it is from Warhol’s Factory to the White House lawn, from the saddle of a Harley to the toughest football team in the US.


Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033024315508
Published: 11/10/1990

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe (b. 1931) is an American journalist and author. He worked for The Washington Post and The New York Herald Tribune, amongst others. There, he experimented with a new genre which he called New Journalism, in which journalists experiment with the use of literary devices in their news reporting. His first work of fiction, The Bonfire of the Vanities, was published in 1987.

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