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The gang that couldn"t write straight

Wolfe, Mailer, Didion, and the New Journalism revolution

by Marc Weingarten

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Mailer, Norman -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • Didion, Joan -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • Wolfe, Tom -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Reportage literature, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Journalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementMarc Weingarten.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS366.R44 W45 2005
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3400944M
      ISBN 101400049148
      LC Control Number2005015378

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