Characteristics:

  • Realistically depicts the urban environment.

  • Condemns the loss of traditional rural values.

  • Mourns the romantic promise that hard work automatically brings material and spiritual rewards.

  • Documents the unique scenery, ethnicity, and diverse occupations of Chicago and the surrounding areas.




History of the Chicago Literary Renaissance Movement



From Riots to Renaissance








WRITERS:


Edgar Lee Masters


Harriet Monroe


Carl Sandburg









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