The book is obviously based on the clinton campaign in 1992 and it has the feel of an inside job. Find informative books about politics and topics that affect us all. Primary colors, a satirical and highly publicized best selling novel about the inner workings of a clintonesque presidential campaign staff, is a highly engaging but emotionally disappointing. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. A novel of politics 1st edition1st printing add to basket. Primary colors joe klein full name joseph klein american journalist, biographer, nonfiction writer, and novelist. Primary colors an anonymous novel on politics this is the story of a governor of a state no one has heard of, jack stanton, in his pursuit for the presidency of the united states. What, you were expecting travolta to do the honors. Theory, the internet and renewing democracy by trevor garrison smith university of westminster press, 2017 the objective of this book is to outline how a radically democratic politics can be reinvigorated in theory and practice through the use of the internet. Primary colors is a strange beast of a political thriller, a novel based on the 1992 clinton campaign, where the names have been changed and some events altered.
Later commentators called the publishing of the book under an anonymous identity an effective marketing strategy that produced more. In fact, i only completed it out of a stupid sense of finishing what i started. A novel of politics 1st edition1st printing primary colors. Primary colors author talks about anonymous book cnn. Griffith, emeritus in english, the university of washington this book is a worthy successor to irving howes 1957 classic, politics and the novel. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Primary colors book article about primary colors book. A novel of politics is a 1996 book by columnist joe kleinpublished anonymouslyabout the presidential campaign of a southern governor.
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Jack stanton is a charismatic governor of a southern state, a new kind of democrat who blends populist politics with ivy league credentials. When a former congressional aide becomes part of the staff of the governor of a small. Primary colors by anonymous joe klein 366 pages, 1996, random house. However, not just any set of three different, arbitrarily selected colors can serve as a set of primary colors, because no one of the three primary colors should be represented as the sum of any quantities of the other two colors. A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern american politics, primary colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and. Oct 23, 2019 some of the best political writing cant be found in newspapers or magazines or any nonfiction in general. Its a superb filmfunny, insightful and very wise about the realities of political life. A novel of politics is a 1996 book by columnist joe klein published anonymouslyabout the presidential campaign of a southern governor. Aug 06, 2006 at the height of the clinton years, primary colors, his novel about a us president caught in a sex scandal, caused a sensation. Novel politics isobel armstrong oxford university press.
A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern american politics, primary colors is a. Reading primary colors, a novel about a cerain southern state governor who is handsome and charismatic with a wandering eye for the ladies, and running for the presidency, is almost like an alternative universe version of reliving bill clintons successful run in 1991. That, and the numerous copies at the free book venue in town. We all know that the election of a president is an instance of politics, but so is bullying.
Joe kleins novel was originally released anonymously, though intrepid reporters soon tied him to it. The ladies book of useful information anonymous 478 downloads. The best political novels in american history offer sweeping and sometimes dystopian views of government and the people who run it. Joe klein born september 7, 1946 is an american political commentator and author. Available on kindle ebook and can be read on any device with the free kindle app. A novel of politics by anonymous and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Just a few months after the publication of primary colors, a thinly veiled 1996 novel about bill clinton.
A novel of politics by anonymous from amazons fiction books store. Read primary colors a novel of politics by anonymous available from rakuten kobo. The story is narrated from the first person point of view by henry burton, a bright, youngish black man who rises quickly to a key position on the governors. For years this book was attributed to an anonymous author, eventually joe klein fessed up to writing it. Books by anonymous sorted by popularity project gutenberg. The book is the product of longterm study and thinking, and i am happy to recommend it with great, great enthusiasm.
From the iliad to primary colors, great works of imagination whose authorship is or was unknown. Politics and prose bookstore independent bookstore and. It is a roman a clef a work of fiction based on real people and events about bill clintons first presidential campaign in 1992. Dec 31, 2018 open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. A look back at primary colors, which changed the way we. Anonymous trump official behind times oped is writing a book.
The book is a fictionalized version of bill clintons 1992 run for president, from the scheming advisors to the extramarital affairs. So is deciding who will sit where at a dinner party. A look back at primary colors, which changed the way we talk and joke about politics with the clintons at the center of another presidential campaign, the. Plotting in this book is insanely bad, jumping all over the. A novel of politics, joe kleins anonymously published novel based on a fictionalized clinton 92 campaign, covers the drama and daytoday victories and defeats of politicking in the early 1990s. A novel of politics, joe kleins anonymously published novel based on a fictionalized clinton 92 campaign, covers the drama and daytoday victories and defeats of politicking in. It turned joe klein into a multimillionaire and made him the world.
Sienna miller, ron howard, aubrey plaza, diego luna, and more sundance 2020 stars nominate the one movie you should drop everything and watch right now. Edwin oconnors wonderful novel about boston politics in the fifties. Nov 18, 2019 when is a warning, by anonymous, going to be available to read by the general public. A man joins the political campaign of a smoothoperator candidate for president of the usa. The widely ballyhooed and thinly disguised story of bill clintons 1992 primary campaign, this book has. Primary colors by anonymous and joe klein penguin random. The following entry presents criticism on kleins novel primary colors 1996. Joe klein, who published primary colors anonymously but was unmasked, says the author of the forthcoming book a warning has successfully remained anonymous for a.
A novel of politics 1st edition1st printing anonymous, joe klein a handsome first editionfirst printing near fine condition in near fine dustjacket. Written by anonymous who is obviously a political insider and clearly not a writer the book is dull, poorly characterized, and a slog of a read. Jan 16, 1996 a novel set in the heated 1992 presidential campaign, primary colors is the thinly disguised story of bill clintons unlikely victory in the presidential race of that year. Primary colors by anonymous, has many wondering who wrote this thinly veiled fictional look at bill clintons 1992 run for the presidency. Of course the movie resonates with its parallels to the lives of bill and hillary clinton, but its a lot more than a disguised expose. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Kleins debut novel, a thinlyveiled portrait of the 1992 democratic presidential primaries, is a biting satire of. Primary colors by anonymous, first edition abebooks passion for books. Still, for an unbridled take on the political scene, its nearimpossible to top the original source material, primary colors. The novel is narrated by henry burton, a young and experienced political aide who is the. This assumes that the novel is structured by bourgeois ideology and morality, so that its default position is conservative and hegemonic.
A novel of politics by joe klein, anonymous, professor james jennings online at alibris. Political novels list of the best political fiction. All formats available for pc, mac, ebook readers and other mobile devices. Jane austens books are marvels of dining room politics. Buy a cheap copy of primary colors book by anonymous. The first edition of the novel was published in january 16th 1996, and was written by anonymous. Politics and prose currently hosts more than 20 different storesponsored book groups. Essays and criticism on joe kleins primary colors primary colors, joe klein. Joe klein, who published the novel primary colors anonymously in 1996, discusses the anonymous author of the new york times oped thats. Oct 22, 2019 but previous attempts at writing anonymous political books have fallen apart quickly. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 384 pages and is available in paperback format. Est 2050 gmt cnn it hit book store shelves with a thud heard all over capitol hill.
Kindle ebooks can be read on any device with the free kindle app. A novel of politics still credited to anonymous, narrated by actor blair underwood. Throughout the book, the attention to physical and. Large selection and many more categories to choose from. When will a warning by anonymous, the book, be available. Jan 01, 2011 oa presidential novel is a poor excuse of a novel. A novel of politics is a 1996 book by columnist joe kleinpublished. Discover other books like this, author exclusives, and more. He is best known for his work as a columnist for time magazine and his novel primary colors, an anonymously written roman a clef portraying bill clintons 1992 presidential campaign. A brilliant and penetrating look behind the scenes of modern american politics, primary colors is a funny, wise, and dramatic story with characters and events that. Primary colors would seem just about as good, as tough and as smart, if there had never been a president named bill clinton. Primary colors by anonymous overdrive rakuten overdrive. A novel of politics is a 1996 book by columnist joe klein published. It is a roman a clef a work of fiction based on real people and events about bill clinton s first presidential campaign in 1992.117 150 1286 521 974 636 456 1246 727 952 500 323 1139 767 408 1345 455 120 807 548 884 419 1556 113 264 791 173 1238 634 836 1249 62 548 708