Maryland wits & Baltimore bards: a literary history with notes on Washington writers

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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, Dashiel 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 and Baltimore Bards shows us why.

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subject_facet American literature -- Maryland -- History and criticism, Authors, American -- Maryland -- Biography, Baltimore (Md.) -- Intellectual life, Literary landmarks -- Maryland, Maryland -- Intellectual life, Washington (D.C.) -- Intellectual life
title_display Maryland wits & Baltimore bards : a literary history with notes on Washington writers
title_full Maryland wits & Baltimore bards : a literary history with notes on Washington writers / by Frank R. Shivers, Jr.
title_short Maryland wits & Baltimore bards :
title_sub a literary history with notes on Washington writers
topic_facet American literature, Authors, American, History and criticism, Intellectual life, Literary landmarks