The Bohemians

Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
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An illustrated lecture with author Ben Tarnoff.

Tarnoff's latest book focuses on Mark Twain's early years as a struggling writer in Civil War-era San Francisco and on the countercultural community he discovered there. It was a haven for weirdos, gamblers, crooks and draft dodgers, but later became a literary laboratory for new kinds of writing, eventually influencing several of the directions American literature went during the decades that followed.

A book sale and signing will follow the program.

Summer Read SF 2014: May 31-August 10
Connect to your library, your imagination, and San Francisco.
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