A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses

Why is it that we visit writers' houses? Although admittedly skeptical about the stories these buildings tell us about their former inhabitants, Anne Trubek carries us along as she falls at least a little bit in love with each stop on her itinerary and finds in each some truth about literature, history, and contemporary America.

A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses

Anne Trubek

2010 | 176 pages | Cloth $24.95
Literature,
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Table of Contents

1. The Irrational Allure of Writers' Houses
2. Trying to Find Whitman in Camden
3. Never the Twain Shall Meet
4. The Concord Pilgrimage
5. Hemingway's Breadcrumb Trail
6. Not That Tom Wolfe
7. Best-Laid Plans at Jack London State Historic Park
8. The Compensation of Paul Laurence Dunbar
9. Poe Houses and Arrested Decay
10. At Home with Charles Chesnutt and Langston Hughes

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