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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dennis Foley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, IL

-- Dennis Foley on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Dennis is a life-long Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dennis wrote ''The Streets and San Man’s Guide to Chicago Eats'' during his six-year tenure as an electrician in the City of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College—Chicago, and his work has appeared in ''Poetry Motel'', ''Hair Trigger 23 and 24'', ''Block’s'' Magazine, ''The Use of Personal Narratives in the Helping Profession'', ''Gravity'', '''', and a number of other publications. Now working primarily as a freelance writer, Dennis also coaches basketball at his alma mater, St. Laurence High School.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Maggie: a girl of the streets
ISBN: 9780486831817. OCLC Number: 1060178058

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Acclaimed by critic Alfred Kazin as a powerful, severe, and harshly comic portrayal of Irish immigrant life in lower New York, Stephen Crane's novel remains a classic of American literary naturalism and a realistic portrayal of slum life at the end of the 19th century. This edition reproduces the text of the 1893 first edition, rather than the later bowdlerized version--

The Streets and San man's guide to Chicago eats /
ISBN: 1893121275. OCLC Number: 55494342

Lake Claremont Press,. .