By Jacob Smith,Neil Verma

ISBN-10: 0520285301

ISBN-13: 9780520285309

ISBN-10: 0520285328

ISBN-13: 9780520285323

This assortment examines the paintings of Norman Corwin—one of crucial, but understudied, media authors of all time—as a serious lens to view the historical past of multimedia authorship and sound construction. often called the “poet laureate” of radio, Corwin is most famed for his radio dramas, which reached thousands of listeners worldwide and contributed to radio’s good fortune as a mass media shape within the Thirties and Forties. yet Corwin was once additionally a pioneer in different fields, together with cinema, theater, television, and journalism. In each one of those parts, he had a particular method of “soundwork,” hoping on creative prerecorded and live-in-real-time atmospheric results within the studio, between different aesthetic thoughts. Exploring the diversity of Corwin’s work—from his international warfare II–era poetry and his certain tasks for the United international locations to his path-breaking writing for movie and television—and its impact on media this present day, those essays underscore the political and social effect of Corwin’s oeuvre and cement his recognition as a key author within the historical past of many sound media.

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