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Literature and Journalism : Inspirations, Intersections, and Inventions from Ben Franklin to Stephen Colbert /
edited by Mark Canada.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
vi, 246 p.
ISBN
1137300620 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781137300621 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
1137300620 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781137300621 (hbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
8911679
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mark Canada is Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA. A former newspaper journalist, he is the author of Literature and journalism in Antebellum America as well as numerous essays on Edgar Allan Poe, Theodore Dreiser, Rebecca Harding Davis, Thomas Wolfe, and other subjects that have appeared in The Southern Literary Journal, American Literary Realism, Journalism History, and other publications.
Reviews
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"A lively and fresh look at a perennially intriguing topic, Literature and Journalism will interest students of American Studies, American literature, and journalism history." - Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities, Professor of English and Director of American Studies, Stanford University, USA
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Summaries
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This collection explores the ways that literature and journalism have intersected in the work of American writers. Covering the impact of the newspaper on Whitman's poetry, 19th-century reporters' fabrications, and Stephen Colbert's alternative journalism, this book will illuminate and inform.
Long Description
Literature and journalism have been intimate companions in American letters for three centuries. This collection of essays, the first of its kind, will explore the variety of ways that the two fields have intersected in the lives and works of American writers. Here, leading scholars examine poetry in Civil War-era newspapers, truth and falsehood in the age of yellow journalism, and the value of newspapers as a source for literary scholarship, as well as the specific experiences and contributions of Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Colbert, and other American authors and journalists.
Long Description
Literature and journalism have been intimate companions in American letters for three centuries. This collection of essays, the first of its kind, will explore the variety of ways that the two fields have intersected in the lives and works of American writers. Leading scholars, including David Reynolds, and Andie Tucher, will examine poetry in Civil War-era newspapers, truth and falsehood in the age of yellow journalism, and the value of newspapers as a source for literary scholarship, as well as the specific experiences and contributions of Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Colbert, and other American authors and journalists.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: A Brief History of Literature and Journalism in the United Statesp. 1
Benjamin Franklin, Literary Journalism, and Finding a National Subjectp. 25
Walt Whitman's Journalism: The Foreground of Leaves of Grassp. 47
"Not feeling very well … we turned our attention to poetry": Poetry; Washington, DC's Hospital Newspapers; and the Civil Warp. 69
The True, the False, and the "not exactly lying": Making Fakes and Telling Stories in the Age of the Real Thingp. 91
Elizabeth Jordan, "True Stories of the News," and Newspaper Fiction in Late-Nineteenth-Century Journalismp. 119
Where the Masses Met the Classes: Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century American Newspapers and Their Significance to Literary Scholarsp. 143
Fame and the Fate of Celebrity: The Trauma of the Lionized Journalist-Literary Figurep. 169
Ernest Hemingway in Esquire: Contextualizing Arnold Gingrich's Posthumous Portraits) of Man and Artist, 1961--73p. 187
Stephen Colbert's Harvest of Shamep. 209
Notes on Contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 235
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