American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy Third edition New York Houghton Mifflin Co. 2006
Glencoe Literature; The Readers Choice Columbus Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 2003
Hudson,W.H An Introduction to the Study of Literature. Harrap 1963
Ousby, I. Cambridge Guide to Literature in English Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996.
Hornsby, A.S. Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary of Current English. OUP 2005
FACULTY : ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT : LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
UNIT CODE: ALI 805
UNIT TITLE: LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM
TASK: Difference between Literature and …show more content…
You cannot add anything to your story which was not present in reality. This is because only the truth should be told in journalism. He adds that you cannot write different scenes into one, and you are not allowed to merge a number of real characters into one. You must respect the timing of real events. This is in line with the 5ws of journalism of who, what, where, why, when and how. All these must come out distinctly because journalism is fact and not fiction. In fiction, a character or a thing can be an archetype. There can only be one scene of an incident and hence cannot be written into one. He says that finally there is the ethical demand which is perhaps the most important even if it sounds mainly as a kind of request: you must strive to provide as honest and correct an account of the reality of the reality you describe as possible.
Literary texts can be interpreted in a number of different ways. This is because when different readers read a text, their understanding is not the same and sometimes the writer’s intention may be missed. For instance, in Jonathan Swift’s essay: A Modest Proposal, the writer, did not intend his proposal of rearing babies for food to be taken literally. Some of his readers were very outraged at the idea of infanticide and cannibalism.
Literature as a body consists of three main components (literary history): 1) A body of knowledge 2) A system of