TITLE

The real founder of the new journalism

AUTHOR(S)
Halberstam, David
PUB. DATE
April 1994
SOURCE
Washington Monthly;Apr94, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles journalist Murray Kempton. Perception of the quality of Kempton's articles; Personality; Love of music; Conduct as a professional; Irony and self-deprecation as driving force; Unfailing instinct for the truth; Preference for people and ideas that are out of fashion, Fond spot for the newly convicted as opposed to newly elected; Authorship of the book `Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events.'
ACCESSION #
9405271560

 

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