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Boston Public Library exhibit looks at city’s literary life between Revolution and Civil War
Boston College professor Paul Lewis who has done as much as anyone to draw attention to Edgar Allan Poe’s ties to Boston is the force behind “Forgotten Chapters of Boston’s Literary History,’’ a new Boston Public Library exhibit. In researching the city’s literary life between the Revolution and the Civil War, Lewis enlisted the help of his students at BC. Some of them will discuss their discoveries and recite early American poems during the opening night festivities March 28.