Literary Luminaries of the Berkshires

From Herman Melville to Patricia Highsmith
Product Number: EB00752807
Released: Jan 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781625854179
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Description

The literary history behind this beautiful mountain region. The Massachusetts Berkshires have long been a mecca for literary greats, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Edith Wharton to Sinclair Lewis and Joan Ackermann. The Green River in Great Barrington inspired William Cullen Bryant's poetry. Charles Pierce Burton's childhood hometown, Adams, became the setting for his frolicking Boys of Bob's Hill children's books. During an interlude in Lenox, Patricia Highsmith consulted a local undertaker for details to use in The Talented Mr. Ripley. In this book, Bernard A. Drew brings together a fascinating chronicle of some 250 wordsmiths who took inspiration from the hills and valleys of the Berkshires.

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Original Publish Date: Jun 29, 2015

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