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

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

by Eric D. Lehman, Amy Nawrocki


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626191181
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 836,343
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Eric D. Lehman is a co-author, with Amy Nawrocki, of A History of Connecticut Food" and "A History of Connecticut Wine." Eric's essays, reviews and stories have appeared in dozens of journals and magazines, and his many books include "Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum and the Dawn of American Celebrity, " "Afoot in Connecticut" and "The Insider's Guide to Connecticut." Eric teaches English and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and lives in Hamden with Amy Nawrocki and their two cats. Amy is an award-winning poet with three chapbooks, "Potato Eaters, " 'Nomad's End" and "Lune de Miel, " as well as the full-length collection "Four Blue Eggs.'"

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Twilight of the Puritans 11

The Revolution of the Hartford Wits 19

Defining America 31

Uncle Tom's Fire Still Burns 43

A Tramp Abroad Finds a Home 57

This Is the Women's Century 69

Birth of American Drama 81

A Sense of the Now 93

Nomads of the Twentieth Century 107

Ambassadors of the Muse 119

Epilogue: Into the New Millcnnium 131

Selected Sources 133

Index 139

About the Authors 143

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