From Fact to Fiction

From Fact to Fiction : Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 019520638X
  • 9780195206388
  • 1,227,464

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"I anticipate great value from this text--its scholarship, lucid prose, and particularly the vast gap of ignorance it seeks to fill, will make it a most useful and versatile choice for my course."--Raymond I. Rundus, Pembroke State University"From Whitman and Twain to Dreiser and Dos Passos, [Fishkin] tracks American literature back to unexpected beginnings in journalism. Her sophisticated search turns a new illumination on these writers' lives."--Eugene Patterson, St. Petersburg Times"A valuable and readable study, well worth the attention of any student of American writing."--San Francisco Chronicle"An original, illuminating, and timely work. It reaches back to explore in vivid detail the journalistic origins of some of the greatest American writers, from Whitman to Dos Passos, then reaches forward to reflect with subtlety and sophistication on the current journalistic tendency towards fiction-making."--R.W.B. Lewis, Yale University"No critic before Fishkin has explored at length the phenomenon of the reporter turned artist. From Fact to Fiction is a welcome initial exploration, an incisive and well-written discussion...[a] groundbreaking book."--American Quarterlyshow more

About Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Shelley Fisher Fishkin teaches American Studies at the University of Texas in Austin and was Director of the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale University where she also taught American more

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