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rises completely out of the commonplace, and becomes something new, illuminating and heretical

rises completely out of the commonplace, and becomes something new, illuminating and heretical. It differs enormously from the customary travel books: it is not a mere description of places and people, but a revelation of their impingement upon an exceptional and almost eccentric personality. H. L. Mencken "For everywhere goes he watches people with a terrible curiosity about them that never rests until he has their secrets

Theodore Dreiser, novelist who was the outstanding American practitioner of naturalism. Dreiser recorded his experiences on a trip to Europe in A Traveler at Forty (1913)

Theodore Dreiser, novelist who was the outstanding American practitioner of naturalism. He was the leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the observance of Victorian notions of propriety with the unflinching presentation of real-life subject matter. Dreiser recorded his experiences on a trip to Europe in A Traveler at Forty (1913). In his next major novel, The ‘Genius’ (1915), he transformed his own life and numerous love affairs into a sprawling chronicle that was censured by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice.

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Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (/ˈdraɪsər, -zər/; August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency. Dreiser's best known novels include Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1925).

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Before publishing Dreiser's European travel book in 1913, the Century . Renate von Bardeleben, a professor of American literature at the University.

the pregnant observations of an old hand at looking, the sharp remarks and annotations of the creator of Hurstwood, Cowperwood and Pere Gerhardt. The book rises completely out of the commonplace, and becomes something new, illuminating and heretical.

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In the work, Dreiser was interested in exposing the flaws in the seamless fabric of the .

In the work, Dreiser was interested in exposing the flaws in the seamless fabric of the American Dream. 1919; The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser, pb. 2000. Poetry: Moods: Cadenced and Declaimed, 1926, 1928; Epitaph: A Poem, 1929; The Aspirant, 1929. Nonfiction: A Traveler at Forty, 1913; A Hoosier Holiday, 1916; Twelve Men, 1919; Hey, Rub-a-Dub-Dub!, 1920; A Book About Myself, 1922 (revised as Newspaper Days, 1931); The Color of a Great City, 1923; Dreiser Looks at Russia, 1928; My City, 1929; Dawn, 1931 (autobiography); Tragic America, 1931; America Is Worth Saving, 1941; Letters of Theodore Dreiser

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    Before publishing Dreiser's European travel book in 1913, the Century Company editors had heavily excised autobiographical reminiscences, philosophical speculations, revealing portraits of prominent figures, Dreiser's relationships with women, and his carefully observed renditions of lower-class urban life. This newly edited text is based on the typescript that Dreiser himself had prepared from his holograph in order to preserve it fully for future publication. The text reveals Dreiser's multiple motives in going to Europe--not least the cultivation of his reputation in England and the exploration of his ancestral roots in Germany. The earlier edition is about places; this fuller text is about Dreiser himself.  

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Nenayally
Love Dreiser's fictional work and this book gives a little insight into the man behind Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy. Penned in the genre of a travel log--a quaint habit of many authors in that earlier age--Dreiser manages to make a trip to Europe interesting reading. I especially enjoyed the part where he describes the Borgias...
Minha
Dreiser continues with his 1911-12 trip to Europe. The old bore sounds like tourist-guide book: "The magnificent arch or bridge of pierced stone revealing exquisite and almost endless workmanship divides the nave from the choir" (pg. 320). Can't stop himself from gushing over the bourgeois world of baubles and doo-dads, nor in describing one delightful scene then rushing to another even more delightful and, in graduating scale, turning to even further delightfullnesses. Also, the irritating pronouncements of blatant generalities as profundities: "The Parisian...lives by the way, out of books, restaurants, theaters, boulevards, and the spectacle of life generally" (pg. 326). Usually, when other company is involved, Dreiser becomes, well... Dreiserian, as in the great portrait he draws of Huge Lane, antithesis of Dreiser's chaperone Grant Richards...In Italy (chap. 58) and once again alone, Dreiser seems to be writing some sort of Baedeker travel guide full of gushing appreciation for the facade of Italy. "It was beautiful." All splashed with a veneer of history--goes ga-ga over Venice, but notes uninteresting because way too much Dresier who pairs off, finally, when he picks up girl on a train--a "phlegmatic" type girl, as opposed to "lymphatic" type. Girl costs him 65$, he writes...The old maestro never loses his sense of wonder, his child-like awe and reverence for life as it is, as it exists...He keys in on German smartness, efficiency, force--is struck by the military pageantry--the endemic German military uniform as adding color and zest to German scene (1912). Fortunately, for the reader, Herr Dreiser meets up with a crew in Berlin and he, and his narrative, become interesting again. Humanity is, after all, Dreiser's topic (along with some metaphysix (sic)...On return to America Dreiser unable to get on the Titanic so takes later boat--receives news of Titanic disaster while en route to NY (whew!).
A Traveler at Forty (The Dreiser Edition) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Renate von Bardeleben,Klaus H. Schmidt,Theodore Dreiser
ISBN: 0252029135
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Dreiser edition (February 23, 2005)
Pages: 991 pages