By Jan Pinkerton
The Chicago Renaissance all started 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) - serious about 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 by way of Harriet Monroe, and Little evaluate, based via Margaret Anderson, emerged at present, as did the Little Theatre. All supplied retailers for brand 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 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 masking all elements of the Chicago Renaissance, this A-to-Z reference presents a close examine a gaggle of writers and poets with ties to Chicago whose impact 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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