Impolite Interviews

Impolite Interviews

When I was in Cuba on the first anniversary of the revolution , I asked Fidel Castro for an interview , and he agreed ... Although I was never actually rude to any of the interviewees , what may have seemed impolite at the time was the ...

Author: Paul Krassner

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1888363924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Krassner's Impolite Interviews delivers 21 of the most compelling encounters you will ever witness, from a 1959 interview with author Alan Watts to Timothy Leary in 1995 just weeks before he died, from Norman Mailer talking about sex to Jerry Garcia recounting what it was like to play the Pyramids. Each interview gives a unique take on major issues: Communism, segregation, the Cold War, the sexual revolution, the drug culture, by major personalities. Impolite Interviews presents perspectives as diverse as George Lincoln Rockwell (then head of the American Nazi Party) and spiritual master Ram Dass. Krassner offers readers an illuminating look at some of the most important figures of the second half of this century through the eyes of one of this era's most innovative journalists.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics

Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics

A bit inappropriate Somewhat inappropriate Inappropriate Very inappropriate Extremely inappropriate A bit impolite Somewhat impolite Impolite Very impolite Extremely impolite The interviews with the participants took place immediately ...

Author: Istvan Kecskes

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 369

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Having been established as a field in its own right for the last decade, intercultural pragmatics is increasingly being recognized as an important area of research among scholars working in pragmatics. The present volume is a collection of selected papers from the 6th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication – admittedly the biggest venue for researchers in the area, and comprises contributions that report on recent research that deals with or can directly inform work in intercultural pragmatics. Given the breadth of research areas that are represented herein, ranging from lingua franca and business communication to the study of cultural perceptions, translation and pragmatic development, this volume is bound to be of interest to not only students and scholars engaged in the area of intercultural pragmatics, but also to all those with a more general interest in the sociocultural turn in the study of pragmatics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Art of the Interview

The Art of the Interview

SOURCES Impolite Interviews, Paul Kmssner, Lyle Stuart, 1961. Actors '1?1lleAboutActing, Lewis Funke and_]ol1n E. Booth, Random House, 196 I . The Egotists, Oriana Fallaci, Regnery, 1963. Counterpoint, Roy Newquist,Allen 8; Unwin, 1965.

Author: Lawrence Grobel

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307513304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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THE ULTIMATE INSIDER’S LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF INTERVIEWING “I had a fantasy the other night that this interview is so great that they no longer want me to act—just do interviews. I thought of us going all over the world doing interviews—we’ve signed for three interviews a day for six weeks.” —Al Pacino, in an interview with Lawrence Grobel Highly respected in journalist circles and hailed as “the Interviewer’s Interviewer,” Lawrence Grobel is the author of well-received biographies of Truman Capote, Marlon Brando, James Michener, and the Huston family, with bylines from Rolling Stone and Playboy to the New York Times. He has spent his thirty-year career getting tough subjects to truly open up and talk. Now, in The Art of the Interview, he offers step-by-step instruction on all aspects of nailing an effective interview and provides an inside look on how he elicted such colorful responses as: “I don’t like Shakespeare. I’d rather be in Malibu.” —Anthony Hopkins “Feminists don’t like me, and I don’t like them.”—Mel Gibson “I hope to God my friends steal my body out of a morgue and throw a party when I’m dead.”—Drew Barrymore “I want you out of here. And I want those goddamn tapes!”—Bob Knight “I smoked pot with my father when I was eleven in 1973. . . . He thought he was giving me a mind-extending experience just like he used to give me Hemingway novels and Woody Allen films.”—Anthony Kiedis In The Art of the Interview, Grobel reveals the most memorable stories from his career, along with examples of the most candid moments from his long list of famous interviewees, from Oscar-winning actors and Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prizewinning writers and sports figures. Taking us step by step through the interview process, from research and question writing to final editing, The Art of the Interview is a treat for journalists and culture vultures alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Rebel Caf

The Rebel Caf

Krassner, Impolite Interviews, 156, 163, 178; Sahl, Heartland, 31. 47. Mort Sahl, At the hungry i, Verve Rec ords MG V-15012, 1960, LP; Krassner, Impolite Interviews, 156; “Mort Sahl: The Loyal Opposition.” 48.

Author: Stephen R. Duncan

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421426334

Category: History

Page: 336

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Ultimately, the book provides a deeper view of 1950s America, not simply as the black-and-white precursor to the Technicolor flamboyance of the sixties but as a rich period of artistic expression and identity formation that blended cultural production and politics.
Categories: History

Interviewing and Communication in Social Work

Interviewing and Communication in Social Work

*kogan, l. s. (1950) 'The electrical recording of social casework interviews', Social Casework, Vol. 31, pp. 371-8. *krasner, p. (1961) Impolite Interviews, Lyle Stuart, New York. kurtz, k. and hovland, c.

Author: Crispin P. Cross

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Books

ISBN: PSU:000027838853

Category: Interviewing

Page: 176

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Categories: Interviewing



“I have not succeeded”; from an interview with Hayden Church; Liberty, 7 February 1931. “[God] gave me this extraordinary wife” and “Complete ugliness, utter ugliness”; interview by Oriana Fallaci, 1964, ... Impolite Interviews.

Author: Harris Wittels

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455514175

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints-based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility, such as: "Just filed my taxes. Biggie was right, mo money mo problems." "I hate when I go into a store to get something to eat and the male staff are too busy hitting on me to get my order right :( so annoying!" Taking action by naming this phenomenon and creating the Twitter account called Humblebrag-dedicated solely to retweeting the humblebrags of others-Wittels's new word took the Internet by storm. Harris also shows readers what humblebrags might look like from some of history's most notable names, as well as devoting an entire chapter to a man who just might be the greatest humblebraggart of them all...
Categories: Humor

The Candy Men

The Candy Men

Seven Stories Press: Excerpts from Paul Krassner's Impolite Interviews, ed. Paul Krassner. Copyright © 1999. Reprinted by permission of Paul Krassner. William Styron: Extracts from “Transcontinental with Tex” reprinted by permission of ...

Author: Nile Southern

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781628724585

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

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In the early fall of 1958, the notorious Olympia Press in Paris published a novel entitled Candy, an erotic, Rabelaisian satire loosely based on Voltaire's Candide by one Maxwell Kenton, pseudonym of its coauthors, Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. The novel drew the attention of the French censors, was banned, reissued by Olympia's intrepid publisher under the title Lollipop, rebanned, then again reissued. Within years it became one of the most talked-about novels of the tumultuous 1960s, selling in the millions of copies in America alone, its success prompting Hollywood to turn it into a movie. The hilarious, rollicking, sometimes tragic story of Candy's public career is recounted here in full. From the book's humble beginnings in late 1950s Paris through its agonizing three-year gestation (sometimes on paper napkins) and the authors' wily, often self-destructive business dealings with their equally wily French publisher, to its chaotic and controversial publication in the United States, The Candy Men follows Candy's underground then mainstream success—with unblinking scrutiny on the details, including the legal shenanigans that surrounded it, the blatant piracy that plagued it, and the star-studded cast that helped make it into one of the worst movies of all time. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Trials of Lenny Bruce Enhanced

The Trials of Lenny Bruce  Enhanced

Published Interviews with Bruce Interview by Pierre Berton. The Cool Crazy Committed World of the Sixties. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart,1966), pp.87–96 Interview byPaul Krassner. Impolite Interviews. New York: Lyle Stuart, 1961.

Author: Ronald K. L. Collins

Publisher: Top Five Books LLC

ISBN: 9781938938016


Page: 576

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“The book is indispensable.” —Booklist “Detailed, objective, and valuable.” —Kirkus Reviews “Generating a gamut of emotions, the entire package is an important documentation of a revolution in American culture.” —Publishers Weekly 10th Anniversary Edition—Includes a New Preface by the Authors When it first came out in 2002, The Trials of Lenny Bruce quickly established itself as the definitive work on Lenny Bruce’s free speech battles over his provocative comedy. Originally packaged with an audio CD, this 10th Anniversary Enhanced eBook edition includes audio from Lenny Bruce’s most controversial performances, as well as exclusive author interviews with George Carlin, Hugh Hefner, Paul Krassner, Margaret Cho, and the lawyers who defended and prosecuted him. Also included are archival audio clips secretly recorded during Lenny’s New York obscenity trial. The Trials of Lenny Bruce is an important document of the free speech struggles of an icon of American comedy who, by speaking his mind and fighting the good fight, paved the way for every standup comedian, satirist, and social critic who followed him. Not only did The Trials of Lenny Bruce set the record straight on Lenny, being named one of the best books of the year by the L.A. Times, the authors led the successful push for the late comedian’s posthumous pardon in 2003 for his 1964 conviction on obscenity charges in New York.

Dare to Inquire

Dare to Inquire

Impolite interview with Alan Watts . In Impolite Interviews by Paul Krassner ( with additional questions by Robert Anton Wilson ) , pp . 1-10 . New York : Seven Stories Press . Watzlawick , Paul . 1990.

Author: Bruce I. Kodish

Publisher: Extensional Publishing

ISBN: 0970066473

Category: Philosophy

Page: 398

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Categories: Philosophy

Just One Catch

Just One Catch

In addition to Newsweek, the first national magazine to conduct an in-depth interview with Joe was The Realist, founded by Paul Krassner. A former violin prodigy who had worked ... earliest “Impolite Interviews” was with Joseph Heller.

Author: Tracy Daugherty

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429987844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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The New York Times bestselling writer Tracy Daugherty illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of the Catch-22 author Joseph Heller Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune. His most memorable novel took its inspiration from a mission he flew over France in WWII (his plane was filled with so much shrapnel it was a wonder it stayed in the air). Heller wrote seven novels, all of which remain in print. Something Happened and Good as Gold, to name two, are still considered the epitome of satire. His life was filled with women and romantic indiscretions, but he was perhaps more famous for his friendships—he counted Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, Carl Reiner, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Mario Puzo, Dustin Hoffman, Woody Allen, and many others among his confidantes. In 1981 Heller was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a debilitating syndrome that could have cost him his life. Miraculously, he recovered. When he passed away in 1999 from natural causes, he left behind a body of work that continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year. Just One Catch is the first biography of Yossarian's creator.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography