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Canaries in the Mineshaft: Essays on Politics and Media

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Renata Adler is one of the most original, incisive and witty writers active in American letters today. Whether it be fiction, reportage or essay, her work is marked by a truly extraordinary intellect and a luminous prose that is penetrating, precise, deft and, often, very funny. In this new collection-which includes the early and definitive profile of the National Guard; t ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 20th 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2001)
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Stunningly researched, carefully considered, astoundingly written. I wish I'd made friends with Adler's acid wit 10 years ago.
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Born in Milan, Italy, Adler grew up in Danbury, Connecticut after her parents had fled Nazi Germany in 1933. After attending Bryn Mawr, The Sorbonne, and Harvard, she became a staff writer-reporter for The New Yorker. She later received her J.D. from Yale Law School, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Georgetown University.

Adler’s essays and articles have been collected in Toward a Radical Mid
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