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Author Harris, Mark, 1922-2007.

Title City of Discontent [electronic resource] : An Interpretive Biography of Rachel Lindsay / Mark Harris.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The Permanent Press, [2015]


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Summary Winner of the 1991 New American Writing Award. Originally published in 1952, this poignant, romantic biography of the poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) is well worth a second chance. From early on, Lindsay was a wanderer, tramping hundreds of miles along country roads, visiting small towns, never holding a job, writing poems of uplift and defiance, and giving them, or his drawings, away on the streets, selling them for food or declaiming them on the lecture circuit. Always poor and, in later life, plagued by illness, Lindsay died at 52, leaving a legacy of virile, jazzy poems that, although out of style with academics, continue to bring pleasure to readers.
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Subject Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931 -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Poets -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
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Other Form: Print version: Harris, Mark, 1922-2007. City of discontent : an interpretive biography of Vachel Lindsay, being also the story of Springfield, Illinois, USA, and of the love of the poet for that city, that state, and that nation. Sag Harbor, N.Y. : Second Chance Press, 1990. 0933256752 (DLC)89062512
ISBN 9781504023993 (e-pub)
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