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By Thom Nickels

because Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin positioned kind to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an concept for writers. neighborhood essayist Agnes Repplier as soon as shared a tumbler of whiskey with Walt Whitman, who usually strolled industry road. Gothic writers like Edgar Allan Poe and George Lippard plumbed the city�s darkish streets for cloth. within the 20th century, Northern Liberties local John McIntyre chanced on a backdrop for his gritty noir within the working-class neighborhoods, whereas novelist Pearl S. dollar chanced on an inventive sanctuary in heart urban. From Quaker novelist Charles Brockden Brown to 1973 U.S. poet laureate Daniel Hoffman, writer Thom Nickels explores Philadelphia�s literary landscape.

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