Guys and Dolls and Other Writings (Penguin Classics) by Damon Runyon

By Damon Runyon

From Dave the Dude to Al Capone: a defining assortment from the area of Damon Runyon

Damon Runyon grew up within the West, moved to manhattan urban, and have become one of many major voices of yankee pop culture. From activities writing to brief fiction, this specific assortment bargains an eclectic sampling of his remarkable expertise. listed here are newspaper items, tales- together with the final one he ever composed-poetry, and, after all, the Broadway stories for which he's mainly remembered: Guys and Dolls, Blood strain, The Bloodhounds of Broadway, and others. that includes works which are most unlikely to discover somewhere else, and Runyon's signature eye for detail-particularly the sounds, smells, and tastes of latest York-this e-book brings an American icon to a brand new new release of readers.

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Commercial advertising has been much less robust than in the West, so the press has limited commercial potential, and private individuals have lacked the interest or resources to invest in print media. As a result, when private newspapers did appear, they faced economic difficulties that they generally resolved by seeking a financial patron, either a government, a political party, or a politically ambitious individual or family, which affected the editorial content of the publication. Financing by governments took several forms, including direct payments, advertising, Arab Cultures and Newspapers 21 and newsprint subsidies.

A measure of this resiliency is embedded in each of the four typologies that have characterized newspapers in African societies. The respective typologies will be discussed in turn. THE PRESS AS VANGUARD The most celebrated and perhaps most assertive role that African newspapers have filled has been that of the vanguard, of militant advocates ahead of their time, pressing for political change, notably during the period of anticolonial nationalism. While it would be mistaken to say that newspapers were decisive variables in Africa’s prolonged struggle for self-rule,19 they were salient features of numerous and disparate nationalist movements.

PRINT MEDIA IN THE INDEPENDENT ARAB STATES After World War II, as Arab self-determination grew with the end of colonialism and the rise of Arab nationalism, the new Arab leaders recognized that controlling the press was politically useful in establishing and maintaining their authority. At that time, Arab governments tended to seek to increase their influence and control over the press as they found themselves in competition with each other and with opposition elements in their own countries. The electronic media became particularly interesting targets of ambitious political elements at this time, as radio expanded its reach and television was starting to become popular.

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