Gin Before Breakfast

Gin Before Breakfast

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In this volume W. Dale Nelson offers minibiographies of key British and American poets who at one time or another worked as journalists. Examining the work of such poets as Whittier, Whitman, Kipling, and Coleridge, the author presents a unique portrait of their writing process and influences. Nelson's stories also bring to light the ever-present struggle between poetic truth and literal journalistic truth. Nelson explores, through well-sourced examples, both sides of this literary relationship. The claim that poetry can breathe fresh creativity into journalism, the claim that journalism can provide poetry with strong, spare prose, and the claim that journalism qrusts outq the creative juices are all considered with a straightforward and jargon-free prose that will leave the reader thoughtful about what defines both fields of writing.At the Sun he began a practice he would follow often of writing anonymous and favorable reviews of his own work a€” in this case a novel, Franklin ... with extensive revisions as aquot;The Death of the Nature Loveraquot; in Park Benjamina#39;s Brother Jonathan, the editor commented, aquot;The following wants but a ... 23 In September 1845, Whitman crossed the river again and went to work for the Brooklyn Evening Star.

Title:Gin Before Breakfast
Author: W. Dale Nelson
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 2007

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