The Bohemians

The Bohemians

Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

Book - 2014
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Traces the birth of modern America as reflected by the writings of Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Charles Warrant Stoddard, and Ina Coolbrith, placing their achievements and personal lives against a backdrop of the post-Gold Rush era in California.
Publisher: New York :, The Penguin Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781594204739
159420473X
Branch Call Number: 810.9 Tarnoff 2014
Characteristics: 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Hopalong_Kid
Jun 19, 2015

Insightful book on Twain and Harte, and their role in developing the first uniquely American literature, breaking away from Old World influences. Captures the character and influence of remote early San Francisco and frontier California, before invasion of the transcontinental rails.

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