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Title

"My Mind is Weak but my Body is Strong": George Plimpton and the Boswellian Tradition

Author

Alan Nadel

Document Type

Article

Citation

Nadel, Alan. “‘My Mind is Weak but my Body is Strong’: George Plimpton and the Boswellian Tradition.” Midwest Quarterly 30, no. 3 (Fall 1989): 372-86.

Annotation

Comments on the “Boswell technique” of interviewing, which aims “to elicit the maximum rise from (the) subject and thus guarantee the most dynamic copy.” Recounts the interview between Plimpton and Hemingway in which Plimpton asked the most mundane and irritating questions.

Published in

Midwest Quarterly

Volume

30

Issue

3

Date

Fall 1989

Pages

372-386

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