The Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative
By (author) Phyllis Frus
Normal Price: $165.00
Your Price: $148.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.43 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative by Phyllis Frus
Book DescriptionThe Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative investigates the textuality of all discourse, arguing that the ideologically charged distinction between 'journalism' and 'fiction' is socially constructed rather than natural. Phyllis Frus separates literariness from aesthetic definitions, regarding it as a way of reading a text through its style to discover how it 'makes' reality. Frus examines narratives by Stephen Crane and Ernest Hemingway, showing that conventional understanding of the categories of fiction and non-fiction frequently determines the differences we perceive in texts. When journalists writing about historical events adopt the Hemingway-esque, understated narrative style that is commonly associated with both 'objectivity' and 'literature', it leads to an audience unable to face the historical and social conditions in which it must function. She interprets New Journalistic narratives, such as that of Truman Capote, as ways to counter the reification of modern consciousness to which both objective journalism and aestheticised fiction contribute.
Buy Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative book by Phyllis Frus from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521443241
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Phyllis Frus
Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Phyllis Frus
The Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative investigates the textuality of all discourse.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative book by Phyllis Frus and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687