Literary Luminaries of the Berkshires: From Herman Melville to Patricia Highsmith

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The Massachusetts Berkshires have long been a mecca for literary greats from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Edith Wharton to Sinclair Lewis and Joan Ackermann. The Green River in Great Barrington inspired William Cullen Bryant's poetry. Charles Pierce Burton's childhood hometown, Adams, became the setting for his frolicking Boys of Bob's Hill juvenile books. During an interlude in Lenox, Patricia Highsmith consulted a local undertaker for details to use in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Bernard A. Drew brings together a fascinating chronicle of some 250 wordsmiths who took inspiration from the hills and valleys of the Berkshires.
ISBN: 9781626198777
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 47
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bernard A. Drew of Great Barrington is a longtime weekly newspaper reporter and editor. He is a columnist for the Berkshire Eagle and the Lakeville Journal. His more than fifty published books include scholarly references and Berkshire County histories. He is an avid reader and collector of anecdotes about local authors.
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