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

When
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Where
San Francisco Public Library Excelsior Branch
Time
7pm
Tags
Author Appearance, Literary
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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.

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Location

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