Each signature may be linked to the others by up to 53 thematic connections. Some are common to many signatures; others highlight unusual, yet notable, associations and interests. Friendships are not represented because so many signers were friends. Go to "The Bohemians" to view and interact with all 53 connections.
This is the largest group of writers on the bookshop door: more than half of the identified signers were published writers of fiction. A great variety are represented, from writers of highbrow literary fiction to writers of pulp fiction and children’s books. Several of the fiction writers represented on the bookshop door are read widely today, but several others who were remarkably successful in their own day have been forgotten by most readers in the intervening decades; some of these particularly worth tracking down include Thorne Smith, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ludwig Lewisohn, Adolphe Roberts, and William McFee. Still others never made a significant name for themselves at the time, publishing just one or two stories in magazines.
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An advertisement for Arthur Stringer's novel The Wine of Life in the Greenwich Villager, 1921