Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Literary San Francisco

From the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle's book review section in July:

A nub of 47 square miles, much of it punctuated by vertigo-inducing hills, most of it surrounded by ocean water - half of it the open, not-so-tranquil Pacific, the other half the calm, protected currents of a gray-blue bay.

Just as San Francisco has been shaped by its dramatic earthquake-scarred, coastal setting, the city, despite its relative youth, has also been defined by legions of writers whose words have brought it to life. Jack London, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Adams, Amy Tan, Michelle Tea - they have all etched the landscape for us.
UPDATE 8/20: Illustration by Ian Huebert.

HT to Orange

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At Thursday, August 20, 2009 , Anonymous Fritinancy said...

Thanks very much for the link! One correction: the map was drawn by Ian Huebert, not Paul Madonna. (Madonna created a different literary map of S.F., viewable here: )

At Thursday, August 20, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Thanks for the correction! I will update the post.


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