Hamlin Garland's 1887 travel notebook : an edition

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bridget Germana Wells (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Keith Newlin

Abstract: In the summer of 1887, Hamlin Garland took a trip from Boston to the Midwest, which he chronicled in a notebook. During his journey, he stopped in Chicago and met with author Joseph Kirkland, who urged the young Garland to write fiction and to practice his writing dialogue. Garland took Kirkland’s advice and took copious notes throughout his trip. The resulting notebook is important because in it, Garland made his first attempt to write dialect, sketched characters and future story ideas, recorded his interest in the populist reform movement and local color, and became one of the first American authors to attempt literary impressionism. The notebook has been edited and is accompanied by an introduction and explanatory notes.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Garland Hamlin 1860-1940--Criticism and interpretation
Subjects
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation