He became nationally known for breaking through the strictures of straight-news reporting by pioneering editorial analysis on prime-time television. Sevareid defined himself as a cultural conservative and a political liberal. His was an adventurous life, which included a harrowing month among headhunters in the Burmese jungles. That was in , after the plane in which he was riding developed engine trouble as it was flying over the Himalayas from India to China. Sevareid and 19 others had to bail out on the India-Burma border but made it out of the jungle on foot.
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Even at the height of his fame as a television correspondent, when his appearance and stature drew movie offers and invitations to do lucrative commercials -- which he declined -- Mr. Sevareid told friends that he always considered himself primarily a writer, not a performer. He wrote dozens of magazine articles, a syndicated newspaper column and half a dozen books. Severeid's best-known book, "Not So Wild a Dream," was first published in after his years of war reporting.
The autobiography covered his boyhood in the Dakotas, journey by canoe through Canada to Hudson Bay, wanderings among hoboes, apprenticeship as a newspaper reporter in Minneapolis and his adventures in wartime. He never forgot witnessing the terror of Nazism and anti-Semitism in Germany.
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The book went through 11 printings over the next 28 years and became a reference book for historians and other students of the Depression and war years. But we are not Rome; the world is too big, too varied. The 'American Century' concept of Henry Luce was an absurdity, too. We were not born to be imperialists; we never learned the style, and the time for this is gone.
We understand the concept of citizen, not that of subject. As an essayist who used journalism as the springboard for his idealism, he wrote: "Travels in all the continents have not lessened my love and respect for America, but deepened both, in spite of the distressing spread of our vulgarities. There is a civilization of the heart, too, and the goodness in Americans, the evangelical strain, has not disappeared.
We have often been innocents abroad and at time have done unintended harm, but no other great power has the confidence and stability to expose and face its own blunders.
We are a turbulent society but a stable republic. Arnold Eric Sevareid was born to parents of Norwegian heritage on Nov. He spent his first years on the prairie wheatlands, but when drought struck in the 's, the family moved to Minneapolis.
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After graduating from Minneapolis Central High School in , he and a friend embarked on a 2,mile canoe trip from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, to prove that it was possible to make such a trip through the continent's heartland entirely by water. He used his experiences as the basis for his first book, "Canoeing With the Cree" At the age of 18, Mr.
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Sevareid worked as a copy boy and reporter for The Minneapolis Journal while attending the University of Minnesota. Guy Scott's absorbing narrative of his career and Michael Sata's in the chaotic world of African politics tells a uniquely Zambian story. But it is also a special contribution to our understanding of democracy and democratization across Africa. Prior to that he was vice president — and has also served as minister of agriculture and an opposition leader in the Zambian parliament. Foreword— Miles Larmer.
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Chimwela : The Second Wind. The Reign of King Fred. Elements of Fudge. Share Flipboard Email. Richard Nordquist is a freelance writer and former professor of English and Rhetoric who wrote college-level Grammar and Composition textbooks. Updated November 04, There is interpretation, a personal point of view, and often experimentation with structure and chronology. Another essential element of literary journalism is its focus. Rather than emphasizing institutions, literary journalism explores the lives of those who are affected by those institutions. University of Illinois Press, Characteristics of Literary Journalism "Among the shared characteristics of literary journalism are immersion reporting, complicated structures, character development, symbolism , voice , a focus on ordinary people Literary journalists recognize the need for a consciousness on the page through which the objects in view are filtered.
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