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Maryland wits & Baltimore bards : a literary history with notes on Washington writers
Book, Print in English , 1985
- Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
- Johns Hopkins pbks. ed.
- Also known as:
- Maryland wits and Baltimore bards
- 0801858100 (alk. paper)
- "In this first comprehensive literary history of Baltimore and Maryland (with notes on Washington writers), Frank R. Shivers, Jr., explores the region's long-overlooked but substantial contribution to American letters. In picture and story, Shivers's 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, Dashiell 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 & Baltimore Bards shows us why."--BOOK JACKET.
- Other information:
- Originally published: Baltimore : Maclay & Associates, 1985.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -323) and index.
- Indexed by: Schrader, R.J. H.L. Mencken, B 223.
- Identifying numbers:
- LCCN: 97026678
- OCLC: 37310726
- Schrader B 223. First paperback printing. Signed by Shivers.