Joseph Pulitzer Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Alexander, Jack. "The Last Shall Be First (Joseph Pulitzer)." In Post Biographies of Famous Journalists, edited by John E. Drewry, pp. 391-410. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1942.

Biographical sketch that features Pulitzer's rise to notoriety and influence on the politics of his day.

Barrett, James Wyman. Joseph Pulitzer and His World. New York: Vanguard Press, 1941, 449 p.

Biography of Pulitzer written by the last city editor of the New York World.

Black, Alexander. "Four Men." In American Husbands and Other Alternatives, pp. 149-82. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1923.

Includes an anecdotal reminiscence of Pulitzer.

Croffut, William A. "Journalist at Large." In An American Procession 1855-1914: A Personal Chronicle of Famous Men, pp. 139-53. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1931.

Contains a brief examination of Pulitzer early in his career.

Juergens, George. Joseph Pulitzer and the 'New York World. 'Princeton N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1966, 392 p.

Details Pulitzer's transformation of "the New York World from a moribund sheet into one of the most prosperous and influential dailies of all time."

Morris, Lloyd. "The Uses of News." Postscript to Yesterday, pp.217-66. New York: Random House, 1947.

Studies Pulitzer's eccentric personality in relation to the success of the New York World.

Swanberg, W. A. Pulitzer. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967, 462 p.

Biography of Pulitzer that endeavors "to show the man himself as clearly as possible" and "to illustrate his methods and achievements … in some of their more outstanding instances."

The following sources published by Gale Research contain further information on Pulitzer's life and works: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 114; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 23.