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