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Celebrity Real Estate: PA Gets Updike But Not Poe in “50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit”

john updike home Flavorwire has a list today called “50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit,” and Pennsylvania makes one appearance–not bad considering hotspots like Europe are lousy with places like Pere Lachaise and Kafka’s Prague. John Updike’s childhood home in Shillington is acknowledged as a place to visit, particularly as the John Updike Society is planning to make it a museum.

Closer to home, there’s no mention on the list of either Walt Whitman’s house in Camden, which arguably merits a mention due to Whitman’s strong regard of the city and his home there. Nor is there a mention of Philadelphia’s Poe house at Seventh and Spring Garden. Instead, Baltimore gets the Poe honors with his gravesite, which will surely enrage the Philadelphia-over-Baltimore Poe contingent.

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