Literary Connecticut: The Hartford Wits, Mark Twain and the New Millennium

Literary Connecticut The Hartford Wits Mark Twain and the New Millennium From the father of American English to the most famous novelist in America Connecticut has produced and inspired a dazzling array of literary talent Discover the secret passage to James Merrill s stu

  • Title: Literary Connecticut: The Hartford Wits, Mark Twain and the New Millennium
  • Author: Eric D. Lehman Amy Nawrocki
  • ISBN: 9781626191181
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the father of American English to the most famous novelist in America, Connecticut has produced and inspired a dazzling array of literary talent Discover the secret passage to James Merrill s study in Stonington or navigate Hartford s Nook Farm neighborhood a home and hub of inspiration to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain and William Gillette As an adult, Helen KeFrom the father of American English to the most famous novelist in America, Connecticut has produced and inspired a dazzling array of literary talent Discover the secret passage to James Merrill s study in Stonington or navigate Hartford s Nook Farm neighborhood a home and hub of inspiration to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain and William Gillette As an adult, Helen Keller s stomping grounds were the woods and gardens of Easton, while Eugene O Neill s childhood home in New London found its way into the pages of his greatest work These authors drove the same roads, frequented the same taverns and read the same books as the nutmeggers of today Explore Connecticut s literary landscape with Eric D Lehman and Amy Nawrocki as they introduce readers to some of the greatest writers who found a home in the Constitution State.

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    1. I really enjoyed this book. I skimmed it once, quickly, on the plane home from Hartford, and then read it again, slowly, as we prepare for our move to Connecticut this summer. It made me want to read so many more books! It was very inspiring in that way. I loved that this book is so totally current -- just published this year (2014) and includes lots of contemporary references (to people and things like Elizabeth Gilbert, the Sandy Hook tragic events, and the Sunken Poetry Festival). Lots of peo [...]

    2. An informative overview of the lives and work of dozens of Connecticut writers. A good resource for discovering who you want to read next!

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