With writing that has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Lapham's Quarterly, Ben Tarnoff shares The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature. Beginning in 1860s San Francisco, The Bohemians is an intimate portrait of an eclectic, unforgettable group of writers. From a young Mark Twain to literary golden boy Bret Harte to struggling gay poet Charles Warden Stoddard tobeautiful, haunted Ina Coolbirth, this is a captivating history of a cultural revolution in America which reveals how a brief moment on the western frontier changed our country forever.
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Published: Penguin Press - March 20th, 2014