Journalists gave themselves permission to be writers, not just chroniclers. We explored our reactions to the people, subjects, and events we wrote about, instead of trying to hide them. We used fiction-writing and story-telling devices to tell true stories. We became participants, even characters, in our stories.
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A collection of sports writing from “The New Yorker” showcases great athletes, events, and the best modern non-fiction writers of our time.
Baseball and boxing used to attract all the best writers. Now boxing is dead in the water, and all the great American non-fiction writers are writing about baseball.