Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century

Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century

by Norman Sims
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810125196

ISBN-13: 2900810125192

Pub. Date: 11/04/2008

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

This book offers a forum for discussion, involving the reader in what becomes an active definition of literary journalism...Lively and readable, it also concerns the very essence of literature itself, showing how writers have reshaped styles to permit passages across the borders between fact and fiction, in the process investigating what these borders might be, and if…  See more details below

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This book offers a forum for discussion, involving the reader in what becomes an active definition of literary journalism...Lively and readable, it also concerns the very essence of literature itself, showing how writers have reshaped styles to permit passages across the borders between fact and fiction, in the process investigating what these borders might be, and if they exist at all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900810125192
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Series:
Medill Visions of the American Press Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296

Table of Contents

Part I

1. A Third Way to Tell the Story: American Literary Journalism at the Turn of the Century, by Thomas B. Connery

            2. Hemingway’s Permanent Records, by Ronald Weber

            3. The Mother of Literature: Journalism and The Grapes of Wrath, by William Howarth

            4. Joseph Mitchell and The New Yorker Nonfiction Writers, by Norman Sims

            5. The Politics of The New Journalism, by John J. Pauly
 

Part II

6. The Borderlands of Culture: Writing by W. E. B. Du Bois, James Agee, Tillie Olsen, and Gloria Anzaldúa, by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

            7. The Politics of the Plain Style, by Hugh Kenner

            8. The New Journalism and the Image-World, by David Eason

            9. John McPhee Balances the Act, by Kathy Smith

Part III

10. Artists in Uniform, by Mary McCarthy

            11. Settling the Colonel’s Hash, by Mary McCarthy

            12. Unsettling the Colonel’s Hash: ‘Fact’ in Autobiography, by Darrel Mansell

Selected Bibliography
Contributors

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