By Jan Pinkerton

The Chicago Renaissance begun within the early 1900s and lasted till nearly 1930. The best writers of the interval - together with Theodore Dreiser (Sister Carrie), Sherwood Anderson (Winesburg, Ohio), Edgar Lee Masters (Spoon River Anthology), and Carl Sandburg (Chicago Poems) - interested by the expanding industrialization of yankee society in addition to the lack of conventional rural values and their accompanying romantic beliefs. The interval additionally marked the emergence of journalism as a literary medium. The magazines Poetry, based by means of Harriet Monroe, and Little overview, based via Margaret Anderson, emerged at present, as did the Little Theatre. All supplied shops for brand new and experimental voices that moved past the regionalist sort of the overdue nineteenth century to discover realism and naturalism. Encyclopedia of the Chicago Literary Renaissance is the one complete connection with this crucial American literary circulation and the writers and different significant figures linked to it. Containing a number of hundred authoritative entries protecting all features of the Chicago Renaissance, this A-to-Z reference presents a close examine a bunch of writers and poets with ties to Chicago whose effect unfold through the usa and whose visionary works revolutionized American literature within the early a part of the 20 th century. The ebook additionally comprises black-and-white illustrations, a chronology, a bibliography, cross-references, and an index.

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