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The Journalist in the French Fin-De-Siecle Novel

The Journalist in the French Fin-De-Siecle Novel

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by Kate Rees
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Publication Date: 26/02/2018
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The French fin de siecle witnessed a sharpening of the battle between literature and journalism, with literary authors increasingly seeking to distinguish their writings from the 'mere' reportage of journalists. Technological innovations, massive improvements in the literacy rate and the lifting of government censorship contributed to the extraordinary flourishing of the press. Parisian mass publications almost tripled their circulation between 1880 and 1914, with content becoming more news-driven and sensational, and layout more striking. In response, the novel of the period represents the figure of the journalist in changing and ambiguous ways, variously perceiving reporter-characters as scurrilous, opportunistic, dynamic and heroic, while echoing and parodying techniques of reportage. Through original readings of texts by writers including the canonical literary figures Zola and Maupassant, popular authors Jules Verne and Gaston Leroux, and novelist and media 'darling' Marcelle Tinayre, Kate Rees evaluates the fictional response to the increasingly powerful domain of journalism. She charts literary reaction to developments in the press, such as the rise of the foreign correspondent, the popularity of crime reporting and the growth of publications aimed at women.
ISBN:
9781781886519
9781781886519
Category:
Literary studies: general
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
26-02-2018
Publisher:
Legenda
Pages:
246
Dimensions (mm):
244x170x16mm
Weight:
0.59kg

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