Literary St. Louis

A Guide

Edited by William H. Gass & Lorin Cuoco

Literary St. Louis

Edited by William H. Gass & Lorin Cuoco

Distributed for Missouri History Museum Press

272 pages | 100 illus | 6 x 9
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781883982355 Published October 2000

A descriptive and informative guide to more than 100 sites of literary significance in the greater St. Louis area, Literary St. Louis: A Guide includes historical and biographical information, maps, literary anecdotes, and photographs. Edited by William H. Gass and Lorin Cuoco, the volume includes selections by T. S. Eliot, Mark Twain, Sara Teasdale, Fannie Hurst, William S. Burroughs, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, Thomas Wolfe, and many others who have helped define American literature over the past 150 years. This book is indispensable for understanding the region's rich literary landscape.

Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements (Lorin Cuoco)
St. Louis Literary Chronology
I Saw My Western City Dream By Her River (Sara Teasdale)
Downtown
The Region of Good Manners (Tennessee Williams)
                Midtown
We Thought St. Louis was the Best City (Emily Hahn)
                Central West End and Forest Park
I Live Where I Live Because They Come When I Call Them (Stanley Elkin)
                University City and Clayton
There Was Lots of Sky (Josephine Johnson)
                Outer Limits
Location List
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index
Contributors
 
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