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Literary capital : a Washington reader

Author: Christopher Sten
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Washington, D.C., has long been a magnet for writers and an object of interest and fascination to essayists, novelists, and poets. Literary Capital offers a compelling portrait of the city through the work of seventy authors ranging from early Americans such as Abigail Adams and Washington Irving to contemporaries such as Edward P. Jones and Joan Didion. Arranged by both period and theme, this anthology begins with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Literary collections
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Sten
ISBN: 9780820338361 0820338362
OCLC Number: 687680196
Description: ix, 467 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: "This Wilderness City": Early impressions (1800-1860) --
Eyes of the storm: race, slavery, Civil War (1830-1905) --
Vanity Fair: Reconstruction and national expansion (1865-1910) --
City of Hope and Heartbreak: Minority Reports (1880-2000) --
A Capital Town: Private lives and public views (1920-2010) --
Nation's Crossroads (Poetry and politics (1920-2010) --
Imperial Washington: Power, corruption, crisis (1950-2010) --
Appendix: Residents of Washington authors featured in Literary Capital.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Sten.

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