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By Robert Olen Butler

Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, teaches graduate fiction at Florida kingdom college — his model of literary boot camp. In From the place You Dream, Butler reimagines the method of writing as emotional instead of highbrow, and tells writers find out how to in attaining the dreamspace valuable for composing sincere, encouraged fiction. providing that fiction is the exploration of the human with craving as its compass, Butler reinterprets the normal instruments of the craft utilizing the dynamics of hope. delivering an instantaneous view into the brain and craft of a literary grasp, From the place You Dream is a useful instrument for the beginner and skilled author alike.

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Because many differences stemmed from the coverage of the same event in the reports of several cities, these contradictions reinforced a perception of the newspaper as an accumulation of many biases alien to the reader. Certain discrepancies among stories—especially when different national origins were not involved—might have estranged readers from events in an entirely different way. Such divergence portrayed the world as complex, if not confused. In this fashion the world receded from the reader.

It is likely, then, that the propagandistic side of the revolutionary press would not have made readers feel distanced from events. An example which illuminates most of these points regarding the revolutionary press is the Révolutions de Paris’s coverage of the suppression of mutineers at Nancy on August 30–31, 1790. 36 Also common was the intensity of its coverage of the Nancy incident—the brutal repression by the Marquis de Bouillé of a mutiny by soldiers who, imbued with revolutionary principles, wanted to change military practice.

And the newspapermen gave other direct testimony on their remove from events. From the very beginning of the Gordon Riots, the Courtier’s writers accepted their dependence on distant correspondents. ” But it is in the precise language of the issue of June 30, which attempted to explain the contradictory reporting about the suspension of laws, that we can appreciate best the relationship of the editor to the news. The Courrier noted: We have had too much confidence in our correspondents who were private individuals: these have noted that martial law was 20 THE POLITICAL PRESS not proclaimed: now a very reliable paper has asserted the reverse and we have not been able to do more than give faith to this last version.

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