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Literary St. Louis

A Guide

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.

272 pages | 100 illus | 6 x 9

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements (Lorin Cuoco)
St. Louis Literary Chronology
I Saw My Western City Dream By Her River (Sara Teasdale)
The Region of Good Manners (Tennessee Williams)
We Thought St. Louis was the Best City (Emily Hahn)
                Central West End and Forest Park
I Live Where I Live Because They Come When I Call Them (Stanley Elkin)
                University City and Clayton
There Was Lots of Sky (Josephine Johnson)
                Outer Limits
Location List
Illustration Credits

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