Literary Journalism in British and American Prose

An Historical Overview

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About the Book

The debate surrounding “fake news” versus “real” news is nothing new. From Jonathan Swift’s work as an acerbic, anonymous journal editor-turned-novelist to reporter Mark Twain’s hoax stories to Mary Ann Evans’ literary reviews written under her pseudonym, George Eliot, famous journalists and literary figures have always mixed fact, imagination and critical commentary to produce memorable works.
Contrasting the rival yet complementary traditions of “literary” or “new” journalism in Britain and the U.S., this study explores the credibility of some of the “great” works of English literature.

About the Author(s)

Doug Underwood is a professor of communication at the University of Washington who teaches in the areas of journalism and literature, media and religion, journalism and trauma, and media ethics and management. He is the author of five books and has won a Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR). He also worked as a political and investigative journalist for The Seattle Times, the Gannett News Service’s Washington, D. C. bureau, and the Lansing State Journal in Michigan.

Bibliographic Details

Doug Underwood
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 285
Bibliographic Info: appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7621-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3527-9
Imprint: McFarland