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Adler, Renata

Overview
Works: 42 works in 137 publications in 6 languages and 5,738 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Reviews  Exhibition catalogs  Short stories  Biography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3551.D63, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Renata Adler
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 1,228 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
Speedboat by Renata Adler ( Book )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It has been more than thirty-five years since Renata Adler's Speedboat, Winner of the Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Novel, charged through the literary establishment, blasting genre walls and pointing the way for a newly liberated way of writing. This unclassifiable work is simultaneously novel, memoir, commonplace book, confession, and critique. It is the story of every man and woman cursed with too much consciousness and too little comprehension, and it is the story of Jen Fein, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Her voice is searching, cuttingly perceptive, and darkly funny as she breaks narrative convention to send dispatches back from the world as she finds it"--
Pitch dark by Renata Adler ( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""What's new. What else. What next. What's happened here." Pitch Dark, Renata Adler's follow-up to her prizewinning novel Speedboat, is a book of questions. It is also a book of false starts, red herrings, misunderstandings, and all-too-fleeting revelations. Kate Ennis is poised at a critical moment in her affair with a married lover, a fraught relationship that reverberates throughout the novel, as it moves from Kate's house in rural Connecticut and her New York City brownstone apartment, to a small island off the coast of Washington, and to an utterly dark road in a remote corner of Ireland. Told in Adler's celebrated fragmented style, and constructed from the bare-bones language of everyday life, Pitch Dark transcends its parts to come to the kind of self-knowledge achievable only after a relentless quest"--
Gone : the last days of the New Yorker by Renata Adler ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 544 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". -- Jacket
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 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A year in the dark; journal of a film critic, 1968-69 by Renata Adler ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 425 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 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rennboot Roman by Renata Adler ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A year in the dark : a year in the life of a film critic, 1968-1969 by Renata Adler ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A year in the dark; journal of a film critic, 1968-1969 by Renata Adler ( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pechrabenschwarz : Roman by Renata Adler ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Avedon : portraits of power by Richard Avedon ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 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
Politics and media : essays by Renata Adler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the tall timber : collected nonfiction by Renata Adler ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 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"--
The family 1976 by Richard Avedon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 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
Portraits of Power by Richard Avedon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonderful town [New York stories from the New Yorker] ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
Toward a radical middle by Renata Adler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
アドラー, レナータ
Languages
English (100)
German (7)
Italian (5)
French (2)
Swedish (2)
Spanish (1)
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