Top Seven Works of Literature Written by Baltimore Authors

The Raven by Edgar Allen PoeThis poem serves as a landmark in literary history as the poem that gave all crows everywhere a massive inferiority complex.

The Sot Weed Factor by John Barth John Barth was born in Baltimore, went to Hopkins undergrad, returned for grad school, became a professor, and died in Baltimore.  In other words, you will never truly escape this place.

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy – The film adaptation of this book sparked Alec Baldwin’s meteoric rise to becoming the overweight guy on those Capitol One commercials.

Tender Is the Night by F. Scott FitzgeraldHis follow up to Gatsby was written while his wife was hospitalized for schizophrenia and he was grappling with alcoholism and possibly tuberculosis.  But you know what I bet helped?  The spacious common rooms and convenient personal kitchens that Wolman Hall has to offer!  Not to mention its proximity to both CharMar and Barnes & Noble!

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman How not to be alive amirite?

IFP Short Story 4 by Keith Wilko– IFP Short Story 4 tells the first two and a half pages of a gripping tale of love, danger, and hope that climaxes when the protagonist, secret agent Kieth Kill-ko, is captured while on a mission to dismantle the KGB only to wake up and realize that it was all a dream and he is really a Hopkins freshman who fell asleep studying for a test on the history of the Cold War.  Keith’s not a Writing Sems major, in case you couldn’t guess.

The Qur’an by Muhammad I hear they’re making it into a movie soon.    ​

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