Renata Adler, Taking A Buzzsaw To The 'Tall Timber'

April 9, 2015 11:00 AM

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For decades, the name Renata Adler has provoked a host of differing opinions. She's been loved, hated, feared, admired and ostracized by literary institutions for her brazen and uncompromising views on journalism and the role of the journalist. Adler has never been one to succumb to the pressures of the establishment, a fact she's proven through her work time and again — even if it means calling out her employers and colleagues by name.

In After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction, author and Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Wolff assembles a volume of Adler's greatest hits, published between 1965 and 2003. From film criticism to frontline dispatches during the Six-Day War and coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the s...

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