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Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on Washington Writers Frank R. Shivers Jr.

Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards: A Literary History with Notes on Washington Writers

Frank R. Shivers Jr.

Published January 5th 1998
ISBN : 9780801858109
Paperback
344 pages
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In this first comprehensive literary history of Baltimore and Maryland (with notes on Washington writers), Frank R. Shivers, Jr., explores the regions long-overlooked but substantial contribution to American letters. In picture and story, ShiverssMoreIn this first comprehensive literary history of Baltimore and Maryland (with notes on Washington writers), Frank R. Shivers, Jr., explores the regions long-overlooked but substantial contribution to American letters. In picture and story, Shiverss lively account ranges from the colonial satire of Ebenezer Cook, to the National Anthem of Francis Scott Key, to the acclaimed works of Poe, Mencken, and Fitzgerald. Here are surprising stories of Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Dashiel Hammett, Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos, and other writers influenced by Chesapeake culture—an influence still fresh in the work of such contemporary writers as John Barth, Anne Tyler, and Russell Baker. Nothing, wrote Gertrude Stein, really can stop anyone living and feeling as they do in Baltimore. As entertaining as it is informative, Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards shows us why.