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Literary Philadelphia: A History of Poetry and Prose in the City of Brotherly Love
Literary Philadelphia: A History of Poetry and Prose in the City of Brotherly Love | Thom Nickels
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Since Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin put type to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an inspiration for writers. Local essayist Agnes Repplier once shared a glass of whiskey with Walt Whitman, who frequently strolled Market Street. Gothic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and George Lippard plumbed the city's dark streets for material. In the twentieth century, Northern Liberties native John McIntyre found a backdrop for his gritty noir in the working-class neighborhoods, while novelist Pearl S. Buck discovered a creative sanctuary in Center City. From Quaker novelist Charles Brockden Brown to 1973 U.S. poet laureate Daniel Hoffman, author Thom Nickels explores Philadelphia's literary landscape.
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As part of my Mother‘s Day celebration, my daughter and I visited a new independent book store- A Novel Idea. Small, well curated collection. You might notice a missing book on the shelves. That is because I purchased the tagged book!

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 5mo
BooknerdsLife Sounds like a perfect Mothers Day 🤗📚💕🌸 5mo
Reggie Lol Novel idea, lol. Happy Mother‘s Day!!! 5mo
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DivineDiana @Reggie Yes, I love the name! I did talk about Litsy! 😉 (edited) 5mo
ValerieAndBooks Where is this?! Looks like a good Mother‘s Day for you 💖! 5mo
DivineDiana It is in the Bella Vista area in Philadelphia on Passyunk! It was! Hope you had a good one too! 💗 5mo
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