Focusing on the neglected journalism of writers more famous for their novels or plays, this new book explores the specific functions of journalism within the public sphere, and celebrate the literary qualities of journalism as a genre.
Key features include:
- an international focus taking in writers from the UK, the USA and France
- essays featuring a range of extremely popular writers (such as Dickens, Orwell, Angela Carter, Truman Capote) and approaches them from distinctly original angles.
Each chapter begins with a concise biography to help contextualise the the journalist in question and includes references and suggested further reading for students. Any student or teacher of journalism or media studies will want to add this book to their reading list.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: On Journalism, Creativity and the Imagination 1. Defoe's The Storm as a Model for Contemporary Reporting 2. William Hazlitt: Poetry, Drama, and Literary Journalism 3. The Personal is the Political: George Sand's Contribution to Popular Journalism 4. Charles Dickens and the Voices of Journalism 5. 'A Work and a Purpose': Willa Cather's Journalism 6. 'The Dangerous Third Martini': Graham Greene, Libel and Literary Journalism in 1930s Britain 7. The Lasting in the Ephemeral: Assessing George Orwell's As I Please Columns 8. An Unscathed Tourist of Wars: The Journalism of Martha Gellhorn 9. Cold-Blooded Journalism: Truman Capote and the Non-Fiction Novel 10. The Journalist as Philosopher and Cultural Critic: The Case of Angela Carter