A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

By James Frey

On the age of 23, James Frey awakened on a airplane to discover his entrance the teeth knocked out and his nostril damaged. He had no notion the place the aircraft was once headed nor any recollection of the previous weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for 3, he checked right into a remedy facility presently after touchdown. There he was once advised he may possibly both cease utilizing or die earlier than he reached age 24. this is often Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab. <em></em>

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4 Like the provincial press in other French cities, these local publications promoted local commerce and fostered the development of regional pride through articles about the area’s unique history and its cultural contributions. At the same time, however, these provincial papers responded to national agendas. 5 The Revolution of 1789 had contradictory effects on the development of the press in France’s provincial cities, including Lyon. Increased interest in public affairs inspired the creation of new papers, but that interest was focused primarily on Parisian events, and an aggressively entrepreneurial national press claimed the largest share of this new market.

These two texts, both rooted in the period’s journalism, foreshadowed the ways in which bourgeois Europe’s class 22 Press, Revolution, and Social Identities and gender conflicts would be depicted throughout the nineteenth century and long into the twentieth. Despite the limited scope of this study, I hope to have made a persuasive case for a new understanding of several major issues. ” It also shows that this process took place essentially through the periodical press, which must therefore be at the center of any cultural history of the period.

The process of diversification begun by the Cri du peuple and continued with the founding of the Glaneuse and the Sentinelle changed the structure of Lyon’s journalistic field. The Précurseur, which had positioned itself after July 1830 as the sole significant expression of the city’s public opinion, had to redefine itself in relationship to its new competitors. Although it claimed to favor a diversified press, the Précurseur questioned the new papers’ legitimacy as representations of Lyonnais public opinion.

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