Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 18:05:51 -0400
From: Peggy Smith dj611[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU
Subject: Re: dialect in literature
Stephen Crane's _Maggie: A Girl of the Streets_ is a short, but important
work from the end of the 19th century that you might want to include in
your study. Crane uses the Irish street slang of the Bowery during that
period. As I understand it, the work was considered groundbreaking in
its use of realistic dialect in fiction.