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Dennis Foley

Born: in Chicago, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Dennis is a life-long Chicagoan.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Dennis Foley on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

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: 55494342

Lake Claremont Press, Chicago, Ill. : 2004.