From Fact to Fiction

Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195206388
Release Date: 1988
Genre: History

Discusses the lives and careers of Whitman, Twain, Dreiser, Hemingway, and DosPassos, each of whom began as journalists

Bedingte Ordnungen

Author: Elisabeth Hecker-Bretschneider
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 3631575122
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Bedingte Ordnungen" zeigt am Beispiel des amerikanischen Dichters Walt Whitman (1819-1892), wie in den Vereinigten Staaten vor Ausbruch des Burgerkriegs um die Bedeutung und Wertung der Begriffe 'Chaos' und 'Ordnung' gerungen wurde. Durch Ruckgriff auf sprach- und kulturwissenschaftliche Methoden spurt die Autorin explizite und implizite Reprasentationen von Chaos und Ordnung bei Whitman auf und interpretiert sie im Kontext diverser Reformbewegungen und politischer Debatten. Dabei werden Whitmans konzeptionelle Anleihen bei Wissenschaften und Pseudowissenschaften (Phrenologie, Mesmerismus und 'Harmonische Philosophie') ebenso evident wie umgekehrt seine gezielte Umwertung der Bezeichnungen 'kosmos', 'disorder' und 'order'. Neben den ersten drei Ausgaben der "Leaves of Grass" untersucht die Autorin auch die fruhen Erzahlungen, den Roman "Franklin Evans "(1842) sowie Whitmans Notizbucher und journalistische Arbeiten der 1840er und 1850er Jahre."

Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century

Author: Norman Sims
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810125193
Release Date: 2008-11-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This wide-ranging collection of critical essays on literary journalism addresses the shifting border between fiction and non-fiction, literature and journalism. Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century addresses general and historical issues, explores questions of authorial intent and the status of the territory between literature and journalism, and offers a case study of Mary McCarthy’s 1953 piece, "Artists in Uniform," a classic of literary journalism. Sims offers a thought-provoking study of the nature of perception and the truth, as well as issues facing journalism today.

The Undeclared War between Journalism and Fiction

Author: D. Underwood
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137353481
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this volume, Doug Underwood asks whether much of what is now called literary journalism is, in fact, 'literary,' and whether it should rank with the great novels by such journalist-literary figures as Twain, Cather, and Hemingway, who believed that fiction was the better place for a realistic writer to express the important truths of life.

Was Huck Black

Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190282318
Release Date: 1994-05-05
Genre: Social Science

Published in 1884, Huck Finn has become one of the most widely taught novels in American curricula. But where did Huckleberry Finn come from, and what made it so distinctive? Shelley Fisher Fishkin suggests that in Huckleberry Finn, more than in any other work, Mark Twain let African-American voices, language, and rhetorical traditions play a major role in the creation of his art. In Was Huck Black?, Fishkin combines close readings of published and unpublished writing by Twain with intensive biographical and historical research and insights gleaned from linguistics, literary theory, and folklore to shed new light on the role African-American speech played in the genesis of Huckleberry Finn. Given that book's importance in American culture, her analysis illuminates, as well, how the voices of African-Americans have shaped our sense of what is distinctively "American" about American literature. Fishkin shows that Mark Twain was surrounded, throughout his life, by richly talented African-American speakers whose rhetorical gifts Twain admired candidly and profusely. A black child named Jimmy whom Twain called "the most artless, sociable and exhaustless talker I ever came across" helped Twain understand the potential of a vernacular narrator in the years before he began writing Huckleberry Finn, and served as a model for the voice with which Twain would transform American literature. A slave named Jerry whom Twain referred to as an "impudent and satirical and delightful young black man" taught Twain about "signifying"--satire in an African-American vein--when Twain was a teenager (later Twain would recall that he thought him "the greatest man in the United States" at the time). Other African-American voices left their mark on Twain's imagination as well--but their role in the creation of his art has never been recognized. Was Huck Black? adds a new dimension to current debates over multiculturalism and the canon. American literary historians have told a largely segregated story: white writers come from white literary ancestors, black writers from black ones. The truth is more complicated and more interesting. While African-American culture shaped Huckleberry Finn, that novel, in turn, helped shape African-American writing in the twentieth century. As Ralph Ellison commented in an interview with Fishkin, Twain "made it possible for many of us to find our own voices." Was Huck Black? dramatizes the crucial role of black voices in Twain's art, and takes the first steps beyond traditional cultural boundaries to unveil an American literary heritage that is infinitely richer and more complex than we had thought.

Anthology of American Literature

Author: George McMichael
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0133957713
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Anthology of American Literature is available in two-volume and concise editions. The carefully selected works introduce readers to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. Volume II includes literary works from the late nineteenth century through the twenty-first century. There is a new section on Literature of the Twenty-first Century with increased emphasis on current authors and context as well as a separate period introduction and timeline. Period introductions and headnotes have been revised and updated and new selections have been added from a diverse group of writers.

The Black Press

Author: Todd Vogel
ISBN: UOM:39015050077919
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In a segregated society in which minority writers and artists could find few ways to reach an audience, journalism was a means of dispersing information to many U.S. communities. The original essays in this volume show how marginalized voices attempted to be heard in the circles of debate that existed in their day.The Black Press progresses chronologically from abolitionist newspapers to the impact and implications of the Internet to reveal how the black press's content and its very form changed with evolving historical and cultural conditions in America. The essays in this work address the production, distribution, regulation, and reception of black journalism, illustrating a more textured public discourse, one that exchanges ideas not just within the black community, but also within the nation at large. The contributors demonstrate that African American journalists redefined class, restaged race and nationhood, and reset the terms of public conversation, providing a fuller understanding of the varied cultural battles fought throughout our country's history.

Is He Dead

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520939891
Release Date: 2003-10-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

The University of California Press is delighted to announce the new publication of this three-act play by one of America's most important and well-loved writers. A highly entertaining comedy that has never appeared in print or on stage, Is He Dead? is finally available to the wide audience Mark Twain wished it to reach. Written in 1898 in Vienna as Twain emerged from one of the deepest depressions of his life, the play shows its author's superb gift for humor operating at its most energetic. The text of Is He Dead?, based on the manuscript in the Mark Twain Papers, appears here together with an illuminating essay by renowned Mark Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin and with Barry Moser's original woodcut illustrations in a volume that will surely become a treasured addition to the Mark Twain legacy. Richly intermingling elements of burlesque, farce, and social satire with a wry look at the world market in art, Is He Dead? centers on a group of poor artists in Barbizon, France, who stage the death of a friend to drive up the price of his paintings. In order to make this scheme succeed, the artists hatch some hilarious plots involving cross-dressing, a full-scale fake funeral, lovers' deceptions, and much more. Mark Twain was fascinated by the theater and made many attempts at playwriting, but this play is certainly his best. Is He Dead? may have been too "out there" for the Victorian 1890s, but today's readers will thoroughly enjoy Mark Twain's well-crafted dialogue, intriguing cast of characters, and above all, his characteristic ebullience and humor. In Shelley Fisher Fishkin's estimation, it is "a champagne cocktail of a play--not too dry, not too sweet, with just the right amount of bubbles and buzz."

A Sourcebook of American Literary Journalism

Author: Thomas Bernard Connery
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015022239514
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

"...This book promises to be a useful reference source and would be a welcome addition to public and high school libraries....The book's focus makes it unique..." Booklist

African American Review

ISBN: UOM:49015003312254
Release Date: 2007
Genre: American literature

As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association of America, African American review promotes an exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives of African American literature and culture.

The Journalism 1834 1846

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0820410195
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"The Journalism, Volume I: 1834-1846, the definitive authoritative, MLA scholarly edition, is a volume in &la" The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman, the Whitman &la" Writings that &la" every library should own ("Choice). Volume I reprints 589 Whitman editorials, articles, essays, other prose matter, and poems from 20 journals, including 5 newspapers that Whitman edited. These writings were hitherto unreprinted or uncollected, or only available in out-of-print limited collections, most with unreliable texts. "The Journalism includes a detailed, meticulously documented introduction, reliable texts, substantial annotation (752 notes), through textual tables (763 items), and a comprehensive index. Providing essential documents, "The Journalism is indispensable for understanding "Leaves of Grass and the views and milieu of America's greatest poets. The volume, moreover, is useful in such areas as history, journalism, American studies, and popular culture. Whitman's journalistic writings cover a wide range of subjects: war, slavery, politics, government, economic matters, labor, immigration, social concerns (crime and punishment, poverty, minority rights, women's rights, health, education), the press, religion, literature, drama, music, art. And Whitman's views on these subjects are as relevant today as they were in the nineteenth century.