literature

Edgar Allan Poe House National Historic Landmark

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 5, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe’s home in Baltimore is where the famous writer transitioned from poetry to writing short stories. He won his first literary award in Baltimore during his residence here. The Edgar Allen Poe House National Historic Landmark is in an excellent state of preservation with much of the exterior and interior original fabric from the […]

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Shakespeare and Co., Paris

Some travelers scoff at visiting popular attractions, but this attitude often results in missing out on important pieces of history and culture. Take Paris and the well-known Shakespeare and Company bookshop for example. This independent bookstore on Paris’s left bank was originally founded in 1919 by Sylvia Beach, and became a popular gathering space for […]

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