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Why S-Town invites empathy not voyeurism

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Abstract


  • With In Cold Blood, Truman Capote invented the non-fiction novel and turbocharged the genre of literary journalism. S-Town, a podcast by the team at Serial and This American Life that appeared on March 28th as seven bingeable “chapters”, has unleashed aural literary journalism that is as masterly in its evocation of place and character as exemplars by Didion, Wolfe and Capote.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McHugh, S. A. "Why S-Town invites empathy not voyeurism." The Conversation 27 April (2017): 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3934&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2923

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 27 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • With In Cold Blood, Truman Capote invented the non-fiction novel and turbocharged the genre of literary journalism. S-Town, a podcast by the team at Serial and This American Life that appeared on March 28th as seven bingeable “chapters”, has unleashed aural literary journalism that is as masterly in its evocation of place and character as exemplars by Didion, Wolfe and Capote.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • McHugh, S. A. "Why S-Town invites empathy not voyeurism." The Conversation 27 April (2017): 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3934&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2923

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 27 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia