25 May

The "great books" lists don't include many periodical pieces (that is, beyond serialized novels of the Nineteenth Century)--especially given our listmakers' tendency to include "selected poems" or "selected essays" without, in some cases, specifying which works they're discussing. Years from now, one can imagine more journalism making these lists, especially classics of New Journalism, but also those that have been made into films, and thus become a greater part of modern popular culture. This Slate-Longform collaboration published today offers a few potential examples:

Before They Were Movies: The Longform Guide to Magazine Articles That Became (Mostly) Great Films