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Stranger Than Fiction: The Art of Literary Journalism by William McKeen

Stranger Than Fiction: The Art of Literary Journalism

by William McKeen

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Unabridged Edition
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7 Hrs. 30 Min.


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.

Lecture 1 Ancestors

Lecture 2 The Unforgettable Fire

Lecture 3 The Mother of Literary Journalism

Lecture 4 The Egotist

Lecture 5 The Quality-Lit Man

Lecture 6 The New Art Form

Lecture 7 The King of Hangoutology

Lecture 8 Pandemonium with a Big Grin: Tom Wolfe, Part I

Lecture 9 Pushing the Envelope: Tom Wolfe, Part II

Lecture 10 She Who Uses Shyness as a Weapon

Lecture 11 The Man Who Became a Verb

Lecture 12 A Savage Journey to the Heart of a Dream: Hunter S. Thompson, Part I

Lecture 13 Truth Is Never Told in Daylight: Hunter S. Thompson, Part II

Lecture 14 The Legend on License

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  • Published: June 2010
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: S036668
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