"The hell with it ...let chaos reign ...louder music, more wine ...All the old traditions are exhausted and no new one is yet established. All bets are off! The odds are cancelled! It's anybody's ballgame": First Edition of The New Journalism; Signed by Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion and Norman Mailer
The New Journalism.
Wolfe, Tom and E.W. Johnson; Didion, Joan; Norman Mailer.
Item Number: 5038
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973.
First edition of this anthology of new journalism. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Tom Wolfe on the title page, signed twice by Joan Didion and Norman Mailer at his contribution. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear to the front fold.
Tom Wolfe introduces and exults in his generation's journalistic talent: Truman Capote inside the mind of a psychotic killer Hunter S. Thompson skunk drunk at the Kentucky Derby Michael Herr dispatching reality from the Vietnam killing fields Rex Reed giving the star treatment to the ageing Ava Gardner As well as Norman Mailer, Joe Eszterhas, Terry Southern, Nicholas Tomalin, George Plimpton, James Mills, Gay Talese, Joan Didion and many other legends of tape and typewriter telling it like it is from Warhol's Factory to the White House lawn, from the saddle of a Harley to the toughest football team in the United States.