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Author Underwood, Doug, author

Title Chronicling trauma : journalists and writers on violence and loss / Doug Underwood
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series The history of communication
History of communication.
Summary To attract readers, journalists have long trafficked in the causes of trauma - crime, violence, warfare - as well as psychological profiling of deviance and aberrational personalities. Novelists, in turn, have explored these same subjects in developing their characters and by borrowing from their own traumatic life stories to shape the themes and psychological terrain of their fiction. In this work, Doug Underwood offers a conceptual and historical framework for comprehending the impact of trauma and violence in the careers and the writings of important journalist-literary figures in the United States and British Isles from the early 1700s to today
Notes Previously issued in print: 2011
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 20, 2017)
Subject Authors, American -- Psychology.
Journalism and literature -- Great Britain.
Journalism and literature -- United States.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Psychic trauma -- Press coverage.
Violence in literature.
Violence -- Press coverage.
War correspondents -- Mental health.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252093437
9780252093432 (ebook)