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Authors of Chicago and Their Neighborhood's Influence


Welcome to our website! This work has been created in order to present all viewers with better insight to the effects that living in Chicago had on the authors Nelson Algren, Richard Wright, James T. Farrell, and Theodore Dreiser. Since these four men set a great many of their books in the city of Chicago, it is evident that this mighty metropolis served as a source of both subject matter and inspiration. To learn more about these authors and how each was individually impacted by Chicago, either click on the picture of the specific author, or use the links above. Links to the bibliography, note, and credit information is located at the bottom of the page.

Theodore Dreiser
Richard Wright
James T. Farrell
Nelson Algren

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