The Journalistic Imagination: Literary Journalists from Defoe to Capote and Carter

1st Edition

Richard Keeble, Sharon Wheeler

Routledge
Published September 17, 2007
Reference - 176 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415417242 - CAT# RU44390

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Summary

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.

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