Winifred Black/Annie Laurie and the Making of Modern Nonfiction

Winifred Black/Annie Laurie and the Making of Modern Nonfiction

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Winifred Black worked in journalism from 1888 to 1936, often writing under the pseudonym Annie Laurie. Her work appeared in the Hearst papers--especially the San Francisco Examiner--and in fifty additional newspapers weekly through syndication. Black wrote 10, 000 short pieces, as well as three books, a nonfiction oeuvre that combined quasi-autobiographical details with characters and scenes to provide cultural analysis for a nationwide audience. She wrote about the realities facing modern women--their work, their marriages and divorces, the violence they endured, their need for independence. Contemporary praise for Black named her qthe world's most famous feature writerq and qone of the world's most successful reporters, q while her critics affixed the pejorative labels qstunt girlq and qsob sister.q This study covers her influential career and gives the first serious attention to her journalism and nonfiction.... ninth grade, have been saying this week.a€10 The reason for the change was that Hearst wanted Black to come to New York, and she was willing to leave her husband and son Jeffrey, then three years old, to help launch a newspaper there.

Title:Winifred Black/Annie Laurie and the Making of Modern Nonfiction
Author:Katherine H. Adams, Michael L. Keene
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-11-30


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