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Master of Arts (MA)
As early as the sixteenth century, journalism and realist fiction were beginning to emerge as distinct categories of prose. The line that divided se prose forms was often drawn as a means for maintaining a distinction between writings that were factual and true. hence journalism. and writings that were creative and invented. hence fiction. However, as writers sought to find the most effective form of prose that could sustain fact and fiction together within either a journalistic publication or a literary genre, the e between journalism and literature, fact and fiction. often became almost invisible. In the twentieth century, with the emergence of literary journalism. writers and critics alike have become increasingly aware that stylistic and thematic concerns of journalism and literature have been. and continue to be, combined. As a result, both journalistic and literary publications continue to manipulate the two forms of prose to depict various aspects of our world's events. If we look to one particular world event, First World War, and two novels that came out of this event, Generals In Bed and A Farewell To Arms. we shall see how journalistic and fictive es of representation affect the depiction. both stylistically and climatically. of fact and reality within the genre of the novel.
Onwualu, Nneka, "Journalism. Fiction. and the First World War: AStudy of Charles Yale Harrison's Generals Die In Bed and Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms" (1995). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6608.
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