David Remnick
Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker
January 04, 2019 Comments.. 429
Reporting Writings from The New Yorker David Remnick is a writer with a rare gift for making readers understand the hearts and minds of our public figures Whether it s the decline and fall of Mike Tyson Al Gore s struggle to move forward

  • Title: Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker
  • Author: David Remnick
  • ISBN: 9780307275752
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • David Remnick is a writer with a rare gift for making readers understand the hearts and minds of our public figures Whether it s the decline and fall of Mike Tyson, Al Gore s struggle to move forward after his loss in the 2000 election, or Vladimir Putin dealing with Gorbachev s legacy, Remnick brings his subjects to life with extraordinary clarity and depth In ReportingDavid Remnick is a writer with a rare gift for making readers understand the hearts and minds of our public figures Whether it s the decline and fall of Mike Tyson, Al Gore s struggle to move forward after his loss in the 2000 election, or Vladimir Putin dealing with Gorbachev s legacy, Remnick brings his subjects to life with extraordinary clarity and depth In Reporting, he gives us his best writing from the past fifteen years, ranging from American politics and culture to post Soviet Russia to the Middle East conflict from Tony Blair grappling with Iraq, to Philip Roth making sense of America s past, to the rise of Hamas in Palestine Both intimate and deeply informed by history, Reporting is an exciting and panoramic portrait of our times.

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    1. Lorenzo Berardi says:

      Have you ever dreamed to see Mike Tyson and Tony Blair fighting for the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World with Don King on the right corner of the ring and Gordon Brown on the left one?Well, there you are guys.Make your bet, please.The match takes place in Moscow's Red Square.Vladimir Putin wearing a bikini and a miniskirt is holding the signs of the rounds in the intervals.Boris Yeltsin is standing on the rooftop of Saint Basil's Cathedral advertising Pizza Hut's special offers with a [...]

    2. Brenda says:

      This guy might be the smartest, hippest guy alive. Imagine, being the editor of New Yorker and in the position of picking the most interesting writing from the most popular literary magazine in the country. Saw him on Charlie Rose talking about The Bridge, his book about Obama before the presidency. So smart, so neutralassic old time journalism.

    3. Mk100 says:

      Every Remnick article included in the book is a gem. The Solzhenitsyn is particularly terrific. A great quote: "In a tyranny, a real writer is like a second government."

    4. Carolina says:

      Tom Wolfe escreveu em 1973 que “a literatura mais importante escrita hoje na América é a de não-ficção”. Ele se referia ao movimento que surgiu com autores como Truman Capote, Gay Talese e Jimmy Breslin, e ao qual foi dado – não se sabe por quem, ou ao menos Wolfe não sabe – o nome de Novo Jornalismo. Diferente das matérias tradicionais dos jornais, os textos do Novo Jornalismo atingiram a longevidade e são lidos até hoje. Entre eles A Sangue Frio e Hiroshima, publicados na rev [...]

    5. M. Milner says:

      A collection of current New Yorker editor David Remnick's essays, Reporting is a nice collection but it's also kind of a mixed bag. I suppose this happens with any collection of journalism: these were written more or less on deadline around ten years (or longer) ago. So we already know what happened next. This is what made some of these essays really come off as dated: like the one about how Ariel Sharon or the one about how Vladimir Putin. Whee he tries to imagine what the future held for these [...]

    6. Ryan Williams says:

      Shining collection of journalism from the legendary New Yorker editor and Pulitzer-Prize winner.Highlights include The Exile: Solzhenitsyn in Vermont, and my favourite piece, Kid Dynamite Blows Up. The latter (and all the boxing pieces) successfully mine the same seam opened in his earlier book on Muhammad Ali, King of the World, with the same knack of traveling from the boxer's nervous system to the outer edges of an entire culture.

    7. Joeji says:

      Amazing collection of profiles including Benjamin Netanyahu, Mike Tyson, Tony Blair, and more. The book has five sections: one on Washington politics (included a horrifying article on Katrina), one on authors (Philip Roth included), one with Russian politics, language(learn why Vladimir Putin tries to be boring), Israeli section, including Palestinian and Israeli profiles, and the last on sports figures.

    8. Andy Nguyen says:

      Remnick's book offers a lot of details on the people he profiled, none of which insightful or original. His book can be passed off as a -like reference of famous people, if not for his tendency to make endless references to pop culture, interviews, and descriptions of mundane and stereotypical behaviors or events. In short, "Reporting" offers nothing more than a much shorter profile readily available would do.

    9. Terry Clague says:

      "Freedom! To fill people's mailboxes, eyes, ears and brains with commercial rubbish against their will, television programs that are impossible to watch with a sense of coherence. Freedom! To force information on people, taking no account of their right not to accept it or their right of peace of mind. Freedom! To spit in the eyes and souls of passersby with advertisements." (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - quoted in Remnick, D. Reporting, 2006)

    10. Freek DS says:

      Great stuff to make sense of the world. Especially pieces 'Mrs Graham', on Philip Roth and the 'Translation Wars' took my interes. But everything on Russia, Israël, and even boxing were compelling enough to keep on reading. even if it clearly carries the 'sympoms' of its time - eg sentences like "it is expected that X will win the elections…"

    11. Juli says:

      3.5 stars. Top-notch writing by Remnick, but some/much of the content is obviously dated, 10 years after publication. Some of the most interesting essays were on subjects I did not expect to find interesting, so I want to get my hands on other Remnick collections and maybe have another go at his book on Obama, which I listed to some years ago.

    12. Ángel says:

      A través de esta recopilación de entrevistas Remnick deja claro porqué es uno de los máximos exponentes del periodismo estadounidense. El manejo de tópicos, el nivel de investigación y la seriedad con que enfrenta su trabajo deberían ser un ejemplo y una guía para los periodistas mexicanos.

    13. m_miriam says:

      What I learned from this book: 1. The definition of 63 words, including "rodomontade" and "omphalos"2. Insights into contemporary cultural dynamics of Palestine and Israel3. A modern history of the sport of boxing and its practitioners

    14. Howard says:

      Articles from the editor of The New Yorker from mostly the 90s and 00s, published in 06. The articles are dense with detail but pacy too. There's some literary profiles and stuff on US politics but the bulk of this book is Remnick on Russia and Israel, where he is illuminating.

    15. marcali says:

      wide ranging & fun

    16. Sarah says:

      I actually read interesting things about Tony Blair. Yes, it's possible.

    17. Sze says:

      my favourite stories are about katherine graham, solzhenitsyn (no idea how to pronounce this) and hurricane katrina. and i must admit i have a ginormous crush on remnick.

    18. Katy says:

      Profiles of world leaders from the past 2 decades by a journalist who knows how it's done. Hooah!

    19. Justin Meek says:

      Honestly, I've barely cracked open the book yet.

    20. J.J. says:

      so good.

    21. Ricardosaboia says:

      jornalismo deveria ser para poucos.

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