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The Modern Scholar: Stranger Than Fiction: The Art of Literary Journalism | [William McKeen]

The Modern Scholar: Stranger Than Fiction: The Art of Literary Journalism

In this compelling series of lectures on literary journalism, Professor William McKeen delves into the origins of storytelling, the nature of literary journalism, and the ways in which literary journalism has affected culture and modes of expression.
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In this compelling series of lectures on literary journalism, Professor William McKeen delves into the origins of storytelling, the nature of literary journalism, and the ways in which literary journalism has affected culture and modes of expression. As Professor McKeen takes listeners back to the Second World War and progresses through the history of literary journalism to the present, he introduces such intriguing - and sometimes notorious - writers as John Hersey, Norman Mailer, Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, and Hunter S. Thompson.

©2010 William McKeen (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Malcolm Sadat Travers Albany, GA United States 02-06-15
    Malcolm Sadat Travers Albany, GA United States 02-06-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent listen"

    I really enjoyed going through the history of literary journalism gave a lot of suggestions for other books to read I would highly recommend it to anyone who interested in this genre

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    Joe Bustillos Orlando, FL 01-30-15
    Joe Bustillos Orlando, FL 01-30-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Exploration of Journalism's Recent Past"

    In a world of soundbites and questionable news footage editing it's enlightening to explore Journalism's recent past and this thing called Literary Journalism. This course is a great introduction to familiar & unfamiliar writers who played a huge role in journalism before the advent of the 24-hour cable news channels.

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The way Professor McKeen lectured was too loose. I easily lost part to where he was going. The lectures should be structured better.


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