Ink Trails: Michigan's Famous and Forgotten Authors

Ink Trails: Michigan's Famous and Forgotten Authors

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By (author) Dave Dempsey, By (author) Jack Dempsey

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  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 183 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 231mm x 10mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 22 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: East Lansing, MI
  • ISBN 10: 1611860601
  • ISBN 13: 9781611860603
  • Illustrations note: black & white halftones, maps

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Long revered as the birthplace of many of the nation's best-known authors, Michigan has also served as inspiration to countless others. In this entertaining and well-researched book--the first of its kind--the secrets, legends, and myths surrounding some of Michigan's literary luminaries are explored. Which Michigan poet inspired a state law requiring teachers to assign at least one of his compositions to all students? Which young author emerged from the University of Michigan with a bestselling novel derided by some critics as "vulgar"? And from what Michigan city did Arthur Miller, Robert Frost, and Jane Kenyon draw vital inspiration? The answers to these questions and more are revealed in this rich literary history that highlights the diversity of those whose impact on letters has been indelible and distinctly Michiganian.

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. . . a book that belongs on every Michigander's shelf--after it has been devoured. I learned a great deal about several authors I'd long admired . . . and more about fascinating people I have yet to discover. If you are looking for a new literary adventurer, "Ink Trails" is the path for you.--Jack Lessenberry, Senior Political Analyst, Michigan Radio