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Mapping the New Literary City

“Show us your ghosts,” Rachel Hyman pleads in the opening manifesto of her upcoming “Anthology of Chicago” project, an online literary journal which seeks to collect stories representing new perspectives on Chicago’s various well-defined territories. “Show us the essence of your neighborhood; tell us something we don’t already know.” The undertaking seeks to undo old stereotypes and truisms about the “City of Neighborhoods.”