Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

Ben Tarnoff on 'Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature'

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Mark Twain
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Mark Twain

Mark Twain's move to the Bay Area at the beginning of the Civil War sparked a writer's renaissance in San Francisco. Ben Tarnoff's latest book, "The Bohemians," chronicles this golden age in literature through the adventures of Twain, his friend-turned-adversary Bret Harte, essayist Charles Warren Stoddard and forgotten poet Ina Coolbrith. Tarnoff joins us to talk about the book.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Ben Tarnoff, author of "The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature"

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