The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

An illustrated lecture with author Ben Tarnoff

When
Tue Jun 17
Where
San Francisco Public Library Excelsior Branch
Time
7pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Literary Arts, Author Appearances

Description

Tarnoff's latest book focuses on Mark Twain's early years as a struggling writer in Civil War-era San Francisco and on the countercultural community he discovered there. It was a haven for weirdos, gamblers, crooks and draft dodgers, but later became a literary laboratory for new kinds of writing, eventually influencing several of the directions American literature went during the decades that followed.

A book sale and signing will follow the program.

Summer Read SF 2014: May 31-August 10
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Location

  1. San Francisco Public Library Excelsior Branch
    4400 Mission , San Francisco, CA