Kentucky literature Information

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The literature of Kentucky, United States, includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Representative authors include James Lane Allen and Wendell Berry. [1]


A printing press began operating in Lexington in 1787. [2]

Writers of the antebellum period included Theodore O'Hara (1820-1867). [3]

The prolific Southern writer Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) wrote his first novel Night Rider (1939) based on the Kentucky-Tennessee Black Patch Tobacco Wars. [4]

See also


  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project 1939.
  2. ^ Lawrence C. Wroth (1938), "Diffusion of Printing", The Colonial Printer, Portland, Maine: Southworth-Anthoensen Press – via Internet Archive (Fulltext)
  3. ^ Charles Reagan Wilson; William Ferris, eds. (1989). "Antebellum Era". Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN  0807818232 – via "Documenting the American South".
  4. ^ Emory Elliott, ed. (1991). Columbia History of the American Novel. Columbia University Press. ISBN  978-0-231-07360-8.


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