Two of my published articles on Marshall Frady

The late Marshall Frady, a New Journalism magazine writer from Georgia, wrote in a way that gave some of us a sugar high. Others felt his prose was too rich. Anyway, when I dip back into his books, I find myself writing down his phrases in a journal. Like this, on where Will Campbell found his ministry (the rural South where Trump would find support): “. . .the shabby outer precincts of the nation’s promise.” Or on Campbell himself: “. . his trust in all the mysterious supernatural machineries and alchemies of the Incarnation, the Blood Atonement. . .”

Here are two 2014 articles I wrote based on my research in the Frady Papers at Emory, one published in Literary Journalism Studies and the other in Journalism History.

‘Just as I Am’? Marshall Frady’s Making of Billy Graham

Cumming ‘So Splendid It Hurts,’ article in Journalism History Spring 2014 (40,1) pp. 59-64.

Jesse Fidel & Marshall

Jesse Jackson, Fidel Castro, and Marshall Frady, who seems happy to have finally met Fidel, nearly 40 years after Frady’s failed adolescent efforts to cover the Revolution.

About Doug Cumming

Writer, W&L journalism professor emeritus
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