Reporting Back: Notes on Journalism

By: Ross, Lillian

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Very good. Jacket lightly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. 292 pp. For half a century, Lillian Ross has been writing remarkable and timeless journalism for The New Yorker. Her spirited, funny, factual short stories in The Talk of the Town and her unforgettable profiles and other long pieces have won her a legion of admirers. Many credit The New Yorker for the inventive, reportorial breakthroughs that have come to be called literary journalism, and Ross has been an integral part of its traditions. Her books Picture and Portrait of Hemingway were recently listed as two of the Twentieth Century's 100 best works of journalism, and Hemingway himself called Picture much better than most novels. With panache, wit, and her own inimitable style, Lillian Ross discusses the questions of what makes a good reporter and what constitutes good journalism. Her years of practicing the art have provided her with much to say about these questions and nowhere is this in better evidence than in her own work-the pieces and profiles long recognized and admired for their freshness, originality, sharpness, humor, and truth. Excerpted here, along with her own commentary, are such classics as Come In, Lassie! her first, never before republished piece on Hollywood; her profiles of Francis Coppola, Robin Williams, Adlai Stevenson, John Huston, and Tommy Lee Jones; her two portraits of the Miss America contest-the first one published in 1949; the second fifty years later, and many others. A primer on good writing, a tribute to the art of journalism,Reporting Back: Notes on Journalismis not only a casebook for writing, it is the unforgettable record of Lillian Ross's joy in the pursuit of excellence in reporting.

Title: Reporting Back: Notes on Journalism

Author: Ross, Lillian

Categories: Biography, Essays & Letters, Modern First Editions, Journalism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Counterpoint: 2002

ISBN Number: 1582431094

ISBN Number 13: 9781582431093

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2200498

Keywords: LILLIAN ROSS REPORTING BACK NOTES ON JOURNALISM BIOGRAPHY LITERARY CRTICISM,