ERIC Number: EJ676494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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A Corrupt Medium: Stephen Burroughs and the Bridgehampton, New York, Library.
Libraries & Culture, v38 n2 p93-120 Spr 2003
Discusses criminal Stephen Burroughs'"The Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs", a well-known rogue narrative of the 19th century, and his campaign to establish a library in Bridgehampton, New York. Topics include rationalism; the role of reading; the growth of libraries following the American Revolution; and the role of individual interpretations and literary influence. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Library Development, Literature Appreciation, Personal Narratives, Public Libraries, Reading Attitudes
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