By Jan Pinkerton

The Chicago Renaissance started within the early 1900s and lasted until eventually nearly 1930. The top 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) - fascinated by the expanding industrialization of yank 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 through Harriet Monroe, and Little evaluation, based through Margaret Anderson, emerged at present, as did the Little Theatre. All supplied retailers for brand spanking new and experimental voices that moved past the regionalist type of the past due nineteenth century to discover realism and naturalism. Encyclopedia of the Chicago Literary Renaissance is the single entire connection with this significant American literary circulate and the writers and different significant figures linked to it. Containing a number of hundred authoritative entries masking all features of the Chicago Renaissance, this A-to-Z reference offers a close examine a gaggle of writers and poets with ties to Chicago whose effect unfold during the usa and whose visionary works revolutionized American literature within the early a part of the 20 th century. The ebook additionally contains black-and-white illustrations, a chronology, a bibliography, cross-references, and an index.

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