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A Literary History of Iowa

Andrews, Clarence A.

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ISBN 10: 0877450323 / ISBN 13: 9780877450320
Published by University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1972
Condition: Ver y Good Hardcover
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(xiv) 285 pages, bibliography, index, map endpapers; 8vo, navy cloth. Authors incluide Carl Van Vechten, Ruth Suckow, Hamlin Garland, many others and a flourishing literary climate. Near fine; dust jacket very good-, shor tears. Bookseller Inventory # 025983

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Title: A Literary History of Iowa

Publisher: University of Iowa Press, Iowa City

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Ver y Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Ver y Good

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Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from this book the extent of Iowa's distinguished literary past---the many prizes and praise received by her authors. To those already familiar with Iowa's credits, A Literary History of Iowa will be a nostalgic and informative delight. During the 1920s and 1930s, Iowa had good claim to recognition as the literary capital of the country. Clarence Andrews says that as he grew up he knew a host of Iowa writers. "I also knew that Iowa was winning a diproportionate share of the Pulitzer Prizes---Hamlin Garland, Margaret Wilson, Susan Glaspell, Frank Luther Mott, "Ding" Darling, Clark Mollenhoff. It was winning its share or more of prizes offered by

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What goes in and what stays out of a literary history of a midwestern state? What is an Iowa novel or poem, and who is an Iowa author? In this book Clarence Andrews has successfully tackled the most difficult problems that confront the historian of midwestern literature. The result is a well-written, interesting book that will be invaluable as a research tool on Iowa writers and their works.”---Midwest Literary Newsletter

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