Different Dispatches: Journalism in American Modernist Prose

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In "Different Dispatches", David Humphries brings together in a new way a diverse group of well-known American writers of the inter-war period including: Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemmingway, Zora Neale Hurston, James Agee and Robert Penn Warren. He demonstrates how these writers engage journalism in creating innovative texts that address mass culture as well as underlying cultural conditions. The book will be of interest to readers approaching these well-known authors for the first time or for scholars grappling with larger issues of cultural production and reception.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: The Sound of Foxes, the Voice of the Community     1
The Journalist, the Immigrant, and Willa Cather's Popular Modernism     13
Sherwood Anderson's Imagined Communities     49
The Camera Eye and Reporter's Conscience in Ernest Hemingway's: In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises     83
Divided Identities, Desiring Reporters in Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men and James Agee and Walker Evans's: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men     125
Reporting on the New Dawn of Cold-War Culture in Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men     171
Notes     205
Works Cited     227
Index     241
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