November 27, 2009

About this blog

This blog will focus on American literature of the 19th century, ranging from heavy-hitting classics like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Washington Irving to the lesser-known forgotten figures like Fitz-Greene Halleck and Charles Fenno Hoffman. Each entry is inspired by an anniversary, be it a birthday, a death, a letter, a publication date, etc. Comments (and suggestions!) are welcome.

I'm hoping to go "live" on this blog beginning January 1, 2010.


  1. Great to follow on this new blog your ever relevant reflexions on literature.

    Thanks to you I m reading again Poe's works.

    Happy new year.

  2. awesome Rob! I hope you include Louisa May Alcott, I love her!