Literary History Today March 5: Frank Norris born

    Frank Norris, who was born on this day in 1870 in Chicago made his way westward and became the quintessential California author.  His major work McTeague is still taught in university classes there as a example of early 20th century literature. Who told me that? The bartender at McTeague’s Saloon in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. “If you study any kind of California literature, you run across Frank Norris,” [...]

 

This Week in Literary History: February 27-March 6

February 27: John Steinbeck, descendent of German farmers from Heiligenhaus is born on this day in 1902 in Salinas, California.

 

In the footsteps of McTeague - San Francisco's Tenderloin Neighbourhood

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA – Elijah Glasper knocks on his own door before pushing it open into a wide wedge, allowing light from the hallway.