San Francisco in Lit

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The Literary City

Based on a similar map of St Petersburg by Vera Evstafieva and Andrew Biliter (**), this one places city-relevant quotes on a San Francisco map, where possible on the district the quote relates to. San Francisco Bay, cable cars, the Mission, the Tenderloin District and Chinatown are all name-checked in this map, which quotes following authors:

  • Alice Adams (Second Chances – 1988)
  • Isabel Allende (Daughter of Fortune – 1999)
  • Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – 1969)
  • Gertrude Atherton (The House of Lee – 1940)
  • Albert Benard de Russailh (Last Adventure – 1851)
  • Ambrose Bierce (The Death of Halpin Frayser – 1891)
  • Herb Caen (Herb Caen’s San Francisco – 1957)
  • Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – 1968)
  • Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – 2000)
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Dog – 1958)
  • Allen Ginsberg (Sunflower Sutra – 1956)
  • Andrew Sean Greer (The Confessions of Max Tivoli – 2004)
  • Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon – 1930)
  • Robert Hass (Bookbuying in the Tenderloin – 1967)
  • Bob Kaufman (No More Jazz at Alcatraz)
  • Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men – 1980)
  • Jack Kerouac (On the Road – 1957)
  • Gus Lee (China Boy – 1991)
  • Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City – 1978)
  • Czeslaw Milosz (Visions From San Francisco Bay – 1975)
  • Alejandro Murguia (The Medicine of Memory – 2002)
  • Frank Norris (McTeague – 1899)
  • Thomas Pynchon (The Crying of Lot 49 – 1968)
  • Ishmael Reed (Earthquake Blues – 1988)
  • William Saroyan (The Living and the Dead – 1936)
  • John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley – 1961)
  • George Sterling (The Cool, Grey City of Love – 1920)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (Arriving in San Francisco – 1879)
  • Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club – 1989)
  • Michelle Tea (Valencia – 2000)
  • Hunter S. Thompson (The Great Shark Hunt – 1964)
  • Mark Twain (Early Rising, As Regards Excursions to the Cliff House – 1864)
  • Sean Wilsley (On the Glory of It All – 2005)
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