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The Chicago Renaissance all started within the early 1900s and lasted until eventually nearly 1930. The major 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) - inquisitive about the expanding industrialization of yank 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 assessment, based by way of Margaret Anderson, emerged at the moment, as did the Little Theatre. All supplied shops for brand new and experimental voices that moved past the regionalist variety of the overdue nineteenth century to discover realism and naturalism. Encyclopedia of the Chicago Literary Renaissance is the one complete connection with this significant American literary circulate and the writers and different significant figures linked to it. Containing numerous hundred authoritative entries overlaying all features of the Chicago Renaissance, this A-to-Z reference presents a close examine a bunch of writers and poets with ties to Chicago whose impact unfold through the usa and whose visionary works revolutionized American literature within the early a part of the twentieth century. The publication additionally comprises black-and-white illustrations, a chronology, a bibliography, cross-references, and an index.
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