Literary Journalism Norman Sims

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Literary Journalism  by  Norman Sims

Literary Journalism by Norman Sims
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Some of the best and most original prose in America today is being written by literary journalists. Memoirs and personal essays, profiles, science and nature reportage, travel writing -- literary journalists are working in all of these forms withMoreSome of the best and most original prose in America today is being written by literary journalists. Memoirs and personal essays, profiles, science and nature reportage, travel writing -- literary journalists are working in all of these forms with artful styles and fresh approaches.

In Literary Journalism, editors Norman Sims and Mark Kramer have collected the finest examples of literary journalism from both the masters of the genre who have been working for decades and the new voices freshly arrived on the national scene.The fifteen essays gathered here include:-- John McPhees account of the battle between army engineers and the lower Mississippi River-- Susan Orleans brilliant portrait of the private, imaginative world of a ten-year-old boy-- Tracy Kidders moving description of life in a nursing home-- Ted Conovers wild journey in an African truck convoy while investigating the spread of AIDS-- Richard Prestons bright piece about two shy Russian mathematicians who live in Manhattan and search for order in a random universe-- Joseph Mitchells classic essay on the rivermen of Edgewater, New Jersey-- And nine more fascinating pieces of the nations best new writingIn the last decade this unique form of writing has grown exuberantly -- and now, in Literary Journalism, we celebrate fifteen of our most dazzling writers as they work with great vitality and astonishing variety.



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