Literary St. Louis: A Guide

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Lorin Cuoco, William H. Gass
Missouri History Museum, 2000 - History - 265 pages

A descriptive and informative guide to more than 100 sites of literary significance in the greater St. Louis area, Literary St. Louis: A Guide includes historical and biographical information, maps, literary anecdotes, and photographs. Edited by William H. Gass and Lorin Cuoco, the volume includes selections by T. S. Eliot, Mark Twain, Sara Teasdale, Fannie Hurst, William S. Burroughs, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, Thomas Wolfe, and many others who have helped define American literature over the past 150 years. This book is indispensable for understanding the region's rich literary landscape.

 

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Contents

St Louis Literary Chronology
4
Saw My Western City Dream By Her River Sara Teasdale Downtown
14
The Region of Good Manners Tennessee Williams Midtown
140
We Thought St Louis Was the Best City Emily Hahn
144
Central West End and Forest Park
151
Live Where I Live Because They Come When I Call Them Stanley Elkin
189
University City and Clayton
190
There Was Lots of Sky Josephine Johnson Outer Limits
234
Locations List
250
Bibliography
255
Illustration Credits
262
Index
263
Contributors
265
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About the Editors

Lorin Cuoco is a former arts reporter and associate director of the International Writers Center.

William H. Gass is an internationally acclaimed novelist and essayist. He is founder of the International Writers Center at Washington University, from which he recently retired.

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