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"Poems of Two Friends"

Rudolf Kirk
Clara Kirk


William Dean Howells is generally associated with the beginnings of critical realism in American fiction. His first published work, a rare little volume of poetry-"Poems of Two Friends"-, however, reveals something of his romantic youth.  Two letters published here for the first time help place the volume of poetry into context.

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