Posted on Sep 2, 2015

Longform Podcast #156: Renata Adler

Renata Adler is a journalist, critic, and novelist. Her latest collection of nonfiction is After the Tall Timber.

“Unless you're going to be fairly definite, what's the point of writing?”

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Show Notes:

  1. Adler on Longform
  2. Adler's New Yorker archive
  3. [7:00] I, Libertine (Theodore Sturgeon • Ballantine Books • 1956)
  4. [8:00] After Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction (Ballantine Books • 2015)
  5. [9:00] "Letter from Selma" (New Yorker • Apr 1965)
  6. [9:00] "Fly Trans-love Airways" (New Yorker • Feb 1967)
  7. [15:00] "Letter from Israel" (New Yorker • Jun 1967) [sub req'd]
  8. [17:00] "Letter from Biafra" (New Yorker • Oct 1969) [sub req'd]
  9. [34:00] Adler's New York Times film reviews archive
  10. [47:00] "An American Original: Excerpts from Pat Moynihan's letters" (Steven Weisman • Vanity Fair • Oct 2010)
  11. [50:00] "The Perils of Pauline" (The New York Review of Books • Aug 1980)
  12. [1:08:00] "Two Trials" (New Yorker • June 1986) [sub req'd]
  13. [1:09:00] Reckless Disregard: Westmoreland v. CBS, et al; Sharon v. Time (Knopf • 1986)
  14. [1:03] Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker (Simon & Schuster • 1999)
  15. [1:10:00] "Decoding the Starr Report" (Vanity Fair • Dec 1998)
  16. [1:19:00] Canaries in a Mineshaft: Essay on Politics and Media (St. Martin's Press • 2001)