The Resource The tavern lamps are burning : literary journeys through six regions and four centuries of New York State, selected by Carl Carmer

The tavern lamps are burning : literary journeys through six regions and four centuries of New York State, selected by Carl Carmer

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The tavern lamps are burning : literary journeys through six regions and four centuries of New York State
Title
The tavern lamps are burning
Title remainder
literary journeys through six regions and four centuries of New York State
Statement of responsibility
selected by Carl Carmer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York State has had its share of writers who have, at some point in their careers, taken New York as their subject. The writings compiled here by Carl Carmer, a native of New York State and one of its finest folklorists, celebrate what he calls the "undefined gleanings" of this great state, spanning four centuries and six regions of its upstate region.Carmer writes in his foreword: "I have long held that "York State" is a country, that its people have specific characteristics that make it distinctive." Tavern Lamps gives us 98 British and American authors (with a biographical listing of the authorship in the back of the book) and over 150 selections celebrating the ruch culture and heritage of the state. In the collection, we read Rudyard Kipling on Buffalo's grain elevators, Edith Wharton in the Hudson River Country, Theodore Dreiser on Owego, Herman Melville on the Erie Canal, Henry James on Saratoga, Washington Irving on Knickerbocker, Samuel L. Clemens, De Witt cLinton, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and many more. This collection, complemented by 40 paintings from the collection of the New York State Historical Association gives us upstate New York from a myriad of its inhabitants and visitors, a multi-faceted portrait of an area about which Carmer hopes "the peppered reader will be convinced that there is an over-all one of a kind nonesuchness that separates upstate from the rest of the world." --Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.8/032747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS548.N7
LC item number
T38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1893-1976
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Carmer, Carl
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  • American literature
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • American literature
  • Travel
  • New York (State)
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The tavern lamps are burning : literary journeys through six regions and four centuries of New York State, selected by Carl Carmer
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Originally published: New York : D. McKay Co., [1964]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 567 pages, [32] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039951865
Label
The tavern lamps are burning : literary journeys through six regions and four centuries of New York State, selected by Carl Carmer
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : D. McKay Co., [1964]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 567 pages, [32] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039951865

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