Khitarova Tatyana Alexandrovna
Kuban state agrarian university named after I.T. Trubilin
Khitarova Elena Georgievna
Kuban state university
“The journalistic criminal novel” “In Cold Blood” by Truman Garcia Capote in the context of “new journalism” problem
Khitarova T.A., Khitarova E.G. “The journalistic criminal novel” “In Cold Blood” by Truman Garcia Capote in the context of “new journalism” problem. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2021, vol. 27, № 3, pp. 194–201 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-3-194-201
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-3-194-201
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Publish date: 2021-08-18
Annotation: The success of the ‟new journalism” in the United States in the 60s of the last century had an impact on the literary process. Truman Garcia Capote's novel ‟In Cold Blood” is an attempt to create a new form of fiction and nonfiction novel, which combines the features of nonfiction and journalism. So there is a genre of ‟criminal journalistic novel”. The author is involved in the investigation of a criminal case. The analysis reveals common typological features of a crime novel. Capote's approaches to the text are investigated, which are similar to journalistic professional methods – interview, reportage, essay. A comparison with previously published works was accomplished, which localises this novel in a different epoch at a new artistic level. The study also identifies the points of contacts and variances in the evaluation of the novel in Western and Russian criticism. The article offers conclusions. Capote's novel ‟In Cold Blood” allows to be focused not only on real criminal events, but also on the moral state of American society in the proposed time frame. The novel differs from the journalistic reportage, there is a special form of a work of art-a journalistic novel-investigation. The synthesis of literature and journalism also proved fruitful for Norman Kingsley Mailer 's nonfiction novels.
Keywords: criminal journalistic novel, new journalism, investigative journalism
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Author's info: Khitarova Tatyana Alexandrovna, Associate Professor, Kuban state agrarian university named after I.T. Trubilin, Krasnodar, Russia, khitarova2004@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3734-3475
Co-author's info: Khitarova Elena Georgievna, Associate Professor, Kuban state university, Krasnodar, Russia, khitarova2004@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3090-2841