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Adler, Renata

Overview
Works: 39 works in 133 publications in 8 languages and 5,045 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Reviews  Essays  Short stories  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Portraits  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.D63, 345.730256
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Speedboat by Renata Adler( Book )

51 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of vignettes which follow the life and travels of Jen Fain, a beautiful and intelligent journalist
Reckless disregard : Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time by Renata Adler( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the winter of 1984, an extraordinary series of events brought two remarkable libel suits to trial in neighboring courtrooms in Manhattan, and in doing so brought into almost astrological configuration three of America's most powerful establishments; military, legal and journalistic. In both courtrooms, a renowned general was suing a media giant for libel: William Westmoreland contended that he had been libeled in a CBS documentary that claimed he had led a "conspiracy at the highest levels" to conceal crucial estimates about enemy troop strength in Vietnam; and Israel's Ariel Sharon was suing Time for having published a story claiming that Sharon had discussed the need to take "revenge" with Lebanese Christian leaders just before a Phalangist massacre of Palestinians during the Lebanese War. To complete the paralleled, both CBS and Time were defended by the same aggressive New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. With an unmatched eye for the telling or damning detail, and with an unprecedented understanding of the way in which important trials are shaped not simply by what goes on in the courtroom but by the long and opaque process of deposition and discovery before the trial, Adler draws a portrait of lawyers, generals and journalists worthy of Daumier or Dickens."--Jacket
Gone : the last days of the New Yorker by Renata Adler( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From a legendary journalist and star writer at The New Yorker - one of the most revered institutions in publishing - an insider's look at the magazine's tumultuous yet glorious years under the direction of the enigmatic William Shawn. Renata Adler went to work at The New Yorker in 1963 and immediately became part of the circle close to editor William Shawn, a man so mysterious that no two biographies of him seem to be about the same person. Now Adler, herself an unrivaled literary force, offers her brilliant take on the man -- and the myth that is The New Yorker -- disputing recent memoirs by Lillian Ross and Ved Mehta along the way. With her lucid prose, meticulous eye for detail, and genuine love of The New Yorker, Adler re-creates thirty years in its history and depicts Shawn as a man of robust common sense, amazing industry, and editorial genius, who nurtured innumerable major talents (and egos) to produce a magazine that was - and remains - unique. Her ensemble cast - all involved in legendary friendships, feuds, and love affairs - includes Edmund Wilson, S. N. Behrman, Brendan Gill, Calvin Trillin, Dwight MacDonald, Donald Barthelme, Hannah Arendt, Pauline Kael, S. I. Newhouse, Robert Gottlieb, Tina Brown, and practically everyone of note in and around The New Yorker. Above and beyond the fascinating literary anecdotes, however, Adler's is a striking narrative that follows the weakening of Shawn's hold over the magazine he loved, his reluctant attempts to find a successor, and the coup by which he was ultimately overthrown. It is a wonderful piece of reporting, full of real-life drama of Shakespearean dimensions, which Shawn himself surely would have loved"--amazon.com
Toward a radical middle; fourteen pieces of reporting and criticism by Renata Adler( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in the dark; journal of a film critic, 1968-69 by Renata Adler( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the tall timber : collected nonfiction by Renata Adler( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, Renata Adler's writing has upheld and defined the highest standards of investigative journalism. A staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler has reported on civil rights from Selma, Alabama; on the war in Biafra, the Six-Day War, and the Vietnam War; on the Nixon impeachment inquiry and Congress. She has also written about cultural matters, films (as chief film critic for The New York Times), books, politics, and pop music. Like many journalists, she has put herself in harm's way in order to give us the news, not the "news" we have become accustomed to--celebrity journalism, conventional wisdom, received ideas--but the actual story, an account unfettered by ideology or consensus. The peril that Adler places herself in comes specifically from speaking up (on the basis of careful research, common sense, original thought) when too many other writers have joined the pack. In this most basic and moral sense, Adler is one of the few independent journalists writing in America today. This collection of Adler's nonfiction draws on her early essays, reporting, and criticism, which describe the major crises and hopeful turmoil of the 1960s, and more recent pieces concerned with, in her words, "misrepresentation, coercion, and abuse of public process, and the journalist's role in it." Also included are writings on film, television, and music, and several uncollected essays on Jayson Blair and the Times, and the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore. A new epilogue by Adler provides an invaluable and long-overdue assessment of our culture today from one of its foremost chroniclers."--Publisher information
Canaries in the mineshaft : essays on politics and media by Renata Adler( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new collection of essays, spanning three decades, Adler's wide-ranging reflections remain centered on two increasingly fused areas of interest: the politics by which we organize our common and public world, and the media, which now actually distort our information about that world."--Jacket
Irreparable harm : the U.S. Supreme Court and the decision that made George W. Bush president by Renata Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in the dark : a year in the life of a film critic, 1968-1969 by Renata Adler( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Avedon : portraits of power by Richard Avedon( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Avedon photographed the faces of politics throughout his career, & this text brings together his political portraits. Juxtaposing images of elite government, media & labour officials with counter-cultural activists, writers & artists, & ordinary citizens caught up in debates, it explores a five-decade taxonomy of politics & power
The family 1976 by Richard Avedon( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and media : essays by Renata Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of Power by Richard Avedon( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckmörker by Renata Adler( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a radical middle by Renata Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prize stories 1991 : the O. Henry awards( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes story by Minnesota author, Wayne Johnson
Some technical problems in translation of Rilke's Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Renata Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reckless disregard by Renata Adler( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wonderful town : [New York stories from the New Yorker] by David Remnick( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wonderful Town is the second half of our celebration of The New Yorker's 75th anniversary, and masterfully anthologizes a selection of the greatest short stories written this century. While the individual stories differ widely in their theme and tone, all share the common thread of taking place in and around New York City
Supīdobōto( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Gone : the last days of the New Yorker
Alternative Names
Renata Adler American author, journalist and film critic

Renata Adler Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Renata Adler US-amerikanische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin

アドラー, レナータ

レナータ・アドラー

雷納塔·阿德勒

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Canaries in the mineshaft : essays on politics and mediaIrreparable harm : the U.S. Supreme Court and the decision that made George W. Bush presidentRichard Avedon : portraits of powerPortraits of PowerToward a radical middleWonderful town : [New York stories from the New Yorker]