By Jan Pinkerton
The Chicago Renaissance begun 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) - concerned with the expanding industrialization of yankee 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 assessment, based via Margaret Anderson, emerged at present, as did the Little Theatre. All supplied shops for brand spanking new and experimental voices that moved past the regionalist variety of the past due nineteenth century to discover realism and naturalism. Encyclopedia of the Chicago Literary Renaissance is the one finished connection with this crucial American literary circulate and the writers and different significant figures linked to it. Containing numerous 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 impression unfold through the usa and whose visionary works revolutionized American literature within the early a part of the twentieth century. The booklet additionally comprises black-and-white illustrations, a chronology, a bibliography, cross-references, and an index.
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