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Literature and The News

Elisa Tamarkin

in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730438
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730438.013.0018

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Literature and The News

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This article examines the relationship between literature and the news, particularly how literature speaks to its contemporary situation. It investigates the connection of novels, ranging from George Lippard's popular works to the literary-minded productions authored by Henry James, to the explosion of newspapers and the daily events reported in their pages. The article also highlights the efforts of authors to assert the currency of their work by insisting on its relevance.

Keywords: literature; news; George Lippard; literary-minded productions; Henry James; newspapers

Article.  9421 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (19th Century) ; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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