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Adler, Renata (Author) & Wolff, Michael (Contributor). AFTER THE TALL TIMBER: COLLECTED NONFICTION. New York City, NY: New York Review Of Books, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 520 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of essays. One of the greatest literary collections of its kind ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents, in one handsome volume and after a long, self-imposed silence, Renata Adler's "After The Tall Timber". "What is really going on here? For decades, Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. In her essays and journalism, she has captured the cultural zeitgeist, distrusted the accepted wisdom, and written stories that would otherwise go untold. 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. She has been unafraid to speak up when too many other writers have joined the pack. With a brilliant literary and legal mind, Adler parses power by analyzing language: The language of courts, of journalists, of political figures, of the man on the street. In doing so, she unravels the tangled narratives that pass for the resolution of scandal and finds the threads that others miss, the ones that explain what really is going on here" (Publisher's blurb). Renata Adler is THE media critic of our time, the preeminent critic of modern journalism and The Media, whose power, as it has grown, has become not accountable to anyone, is often exercised irresponsibly, and is finally as corrupt, if not more so, as the powers-that-be. Her withering criticism of former New Yorker colleague, the late film critic Pauline Kael, among other individual pieces in this indispensable collection, must be seen in the same context as "Reckless Disregard" (1986) and "Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker" (1999) : They are Adler's indictment of media power and its corruption. An absolute "must-have" title for Renata Adler collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Renata Adler. She signed on top of the page, making it even more prominent. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. Throughout her career, Adler did not really do (and seemed averse to) public signings. More recently, she has also struggled with arthritis, making signed copies of any of her books virtually impossible to obtain. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RENATA ADLER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590178793. $70.00

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