Literary Philadelphia

A History of Poetry & Prose in the City of Brotherly Love
Product Number: EB00752806
Released: Jan 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781625853431
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Description

"Peppered with many . . . unexpected literary treasures . . . A wonderful introduction to/overview of [Philadelphia's] abundant literary heritage" (Philly.com). Since Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin put type to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an inspiration for writers. Local essayist Agnes Repplier once shared a glass of whiskey with Walt Whitman, who frequently strolled Market Street. Gothic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and George Lippard plumbed the city's dark streets for material. In the twentieth century, Northern Liberties native John McIntyre found a backdrop for his gritty noir in the working-class neighborhoods, while novelist Pearl S. Buck discovered a creative sanctuary in Center City. From Quaker novelist Charles Brockden Brown to 1973 US poet laureate Daniel Hoffman, author Thom Nickels explores Philadelphia's literary landscape. Includes photos

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Author(s): Thom Nickels
Original Publish Date: Nov 16, 2015

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