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The Examined Life

Gonzo grows up

By Joshua Glenn
March 20, 2005

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IN THE INTRODUCTION to ''The New Journalism'' (1973), Tom Wolfe's epochal anthology of writerly reporters like Joan Didion, Norman Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson, and himself, Wolfe boasted that the literary journalism of the day was not only unprecedented but the ''main event'' of contemporary literature. ''Wolfe's claims were brilliant salesmanship,'' says reporter and NYU magazine journalism professor Robert S. Boynton. ... (Full article: 481 words)

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