The Shipping News

The Shipping News

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By (author) Annie Proulx

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  • Publisher: FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 190mm x 28mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1857022424
  • ISBN 13: 9781857022421
  • Edition statement: Third Edition
  • Sales rank: 13,494

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Annie Proulx's highly acclaimed, international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Quoyle is a hapless, hopeless hack journalist living and working in New York. When his no-good wife is killed in a spectacular road accident, Quoyle heads for the land of his forefathers - the remotest corner of far-flung Newfoundland. With 'the aunt' and his delinquent daughters - Bunny and Sunshine - in tow, Quoyle finds himself part of an unfolding, exhilarating Atlantic drama. 'The Shipping News' is an irresistible comedy of human life and possibility.

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Annie Proulx published her first novel 'Postcards' in 1991 at the age of 56. 'The Shipping News' won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award and the Irish Times International Prize. Her third novel, 'Accordion Crimes', was published in 1996. She is also the author of three short-story collections, 'Heart Songs' (1994), 'Close Range' (1999) and 'Bad Dirt' (2004). 'Brokeback Mountain' was made into an Oscar-winning film in 2005. 'Fine Just the Way It Is', her third collection of Wyoming short stories, was published in 2008.

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'A very impressive achievement. So funny, so full of delights.' Guardian 'As stark and ruggedly beautiful as the storm-battered coast of Newfoundland itself.' Sunday Telegraph 'Ambitious and accomplished...The characterisation is rich, the dialogue both original and convincing.' Alan Massie, Scotsman 'A stunning novel.' Observer 'To read "The Shipping News" is to yearn to be sitting in The Flying Squid Lunchstop, eating seal fin curry, watching the icebergs clink together in the bay.' The Times

Table of contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE COMMUNICATION Defining Corporate Communication Introduction Scope and Definitions Chapter Summary Corporate Communication in Contemporary Organizations Introduction Historical Background Integrated Communication Drivers for Integrated Communication Organizing Communication Chapter Summary PART TWO: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS Stakeholder Management and Communication Introduction Stakeholder Management The Nature of Stakes and Stakeholders Stakeholder Communication Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration Chapter Summary Corporate Identity, Corporate Branding and Corporate Reputation Introduction Corporate Identity, Image and Reputation Corporate Branding Aligning Identity, Image and Reputation Chapter Summary PART THREE: CORPORATE COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE Communication Strategy Introduction The Process of Communication Strategy The Content of Communication Strategy Chapter Summary Strategic Planning and Campaign Management Introduction Planning and Executing Programs and Campaigns Theories on Effective Messages and Persuasion Chapter Summary Research and Measurement Introduction Research and Evaluation Measuring Corporate Reputation Measuring Corporate Identity Chapter Summary PART FOUR: SPECIALIST AREAS IN CORPORATE COMMUNICATION Media Relations Introduction Journalism and News Organizations News and Corporate Reputation Framing News Stories The New Media Landscape Chapter Summary Internal Communication Introduction Defining Internal Communication Internal Communication and Organizational Identification Voice, Silence and Stimulating Employee Participation Social Media and Communities of Practice Chapter Summary Issues Management and Public Affairs Introduction Defining Issues Managing Issues Influencing Public Policy Chapter Summary Crisis Communication Introduction Preparation for Crises Communication about a Crisis Chapter Summary PART FIVE: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN CORPORATE COMMUNICATION Leadership and Change Communication Introduction Defining Leadership and Change Communicating During a Change Effective Leadership Communication Chapter Summary Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations Introduction Defining Corporate Social Responsibility Communicating About Corporate Social Responsibility Community Involvement Programmes Chapter Summary