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Gary Scharnhorst,Matthew Hofer's Sinclair Lewis Remembered (American Writers Remembered) PDF

By Gary Scharnhorst,Matthew Hofer

ISBN-10: 0817317724

ISBN-13: 9780817317720

Sinclair Lewis Remembered is a set of memories and memoirs through contemporaries, pals, and colleagues of Lewis that gives a revealing and intimate portrait of this advanced and demanding Nobel Prize–winning American writer.

After a stricken occupation as a pupil at Yale, Sinclair Lewis grew to become to literature as his livelihood, publishing quite a few works of renowned fiction that went ignored through critics. With the Twenties, notwithstanding, got here Main Street, Lewis’s first serious luck, which was once quickly by way of Babbitt, Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, and Dodsworth—five of the main influential social novels within the heritage of yank letters, all written inside of one decade.

 

Nevertheless, Lewis’s Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930 ended in controversy. Writers resembling Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, and Thomas Mann expressed their dissent with the choice. not able to compare his past good fortune, Lewis suffered from alcoholism, alienated colleagues, and embraced unpopular political positions. The nadir for Lewis’s literary acceptance used to be Mark Schorer’s 1961 biography, Sinclair Lewis: An American Life, which helped to legitimize the dismissal of Lewis’s whole physique of work.

 

Recent scholarly examine has obvious a resurgence of curiosity in Lewis and his writings. The a number of and sundry views present in Sinclair Lewis Remembered, edited by way of Gary Scharnhorst and Matthew Hofer, illustrate uncompromised glimpses of a classy author who shouldn't be forgotten. The greater than one hundred fifteen contributions to this quantity comprise memories by way of Upton Sinclair, Edna Ferber, Alfred Harcourt, Samuel Putnam, H. L. Mencken, John Hersey, Hallie Flanagan, and plenty of others.

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