By Jan Pinkerton
The Chicago Renaissance begun within the early 1900s and lasted until eventually 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) - excited about 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 via Harriet Monroe, and Little evaluation, based via Margaret Anderson, emerged at the present, as did the Little Theatre. All supplied shops for brand new and experimental voices that moved past the regionalist kind of the past due nineteenth century to discover realism and naturalism. Encyclopedia of the Chicago Literary Renaissance is the one entire connection with this significant American literary circulate and the writers and different significant figures linked to it. Containing numerous hundred authoritative entries protecting all elements of the Chicago Renaissance, this A-to-Z reference presents an in depth examine a bunch of writers and poets with ties to Chicago whose impression unfold in the course of the usa and whose visionary works revolutionized American literature within the early a part of the 20 th century. The booklet additionally comprises black-and-white illustrations, a chronology, a bibliography, cross-references, and an index.
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