ERIC Number: ED230946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
William Hard as "Not Half-Bad" Candidate and Artful Pilot in the Rolling Rapids of Monthly Ink.
William Hard was a creative and prolific writer of popular magazine journalism who used a rich variety of literary styles and techniques to tell his stories. His best work, which appeared in "Everybody's Magazine" from 1907 to 1911, shows characteristics that support the suggestion that Hard be considered among those writers Tom Wolfe has termed "Not Half-Bad Candidates" for recognition as forebears of the New Journalism of the 1960s and 1970s. An examination of selections from his work shows that he dealt with current affairs and social issues in articles made more appealing by means of narrative and dramatic presentation of characters, figurative language, and carefully modulated tone and pace. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hard (William); Journalism History
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (66th, Corvallis, OR, August 6-9, 1983).