Thursday, April 30, 2009

Haymarket Lit for May Day (2)

More writing about, inspired by or related to Haymarket. May Day is for marching! So that's it for me till I get back to red reading next week.

Haymarket, a novel by one of our progressive gay pioneers, Martin Duberman

Missing from Haymarket Square, a children's book by Harriette Gillem Robinet

The American: A Middle Western Legend by Howard Fast, about the Illinois governor who finally, too late for five of them, pardoned the Haymarket defendants

William Dean Howells and the Haymarket Era by Sender Garlin. Howells showed great courage in campaigning for the Haymarket defendants, and his resultant disillusionment with U.S. society is said to be evident in his 1888 novel Annie Kilburn.

Toys of Desperation: A Haymarket Mural in Verse by Harold A. Zlotnik, an epic poem at the 100th anniversary of the Chicago events

Haymarket Eight, a play by Derek Goldman and Jessica Thebus first produced by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company in 1999

Haymarket, a play by Zayd Dohrn

Inquisitions and Other Unamerican Activities, a play by Greg Guma

Day of Reckoning, a play by Melody Cooper

Haymarket Scrapbook, edited by Franklin Rosemont and David Roediger

And finally, Nelson Algren's Chicago: City on the Make, universally described as a prose poem