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During 1899, the Dreisers stayed with Arthur Henry and his wife Maude . From the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress

During 1899, the Dreisers stayed with Arthur Henry and his wife Maude Wood Henry at the House of Four Pillars, an 1830s Greek Revival house in Maumee, Ohio. There Dreiser began work on his first novel, Sister Carrie, published in 1900. Unknown to Maude, Henry sold a half-interest in the house to Dreiser to finance a move to New. York without he. .If he's the great American novelist, give me the Marx Brothers every time. The literary scholar . Leavis wrote that Dreiser "seems as though he learned English from a newspaper. From the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress.

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. In later life Dreiser would bitterly associate religion with his father’s ineffectuality and the family’s resulting material deprivation, but he always spoke and wrote of his mother with unswerving affection.

With these two works, Dreiser started his long battle for the right of the novelist to portray life as he sees it.

A pioneer of naturalism in American literature, Dreiser wrote novels reflecting his mechanistic view of life, a concept that held humanity as the victim of such ungovernable forces as economics, biology, society, and even chance. In his works, conventional morality is unimportant, consciously virtuous behavior having little to do with material success and happiness. With these two works, Dreiser started his long battle for the right of the novelist to portray life as he sees it.

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist. Arguably, Dreiser succeeded beyond any of his predecessors or successors in producing the great American novel. He pioneered the naturalist school and is known for portraying characters whose value lies. not in their moral code, but in their persistence against all obstacles, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency. Dreiser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Sarah and John Paul Dreiser, a strict Catholic Arguably, Dreiser succeeded beyond any of his predecessors or successors in producing the great American novel.

His two novels, An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie, should be placed among the greatest novels ever written. Wonderful book with a page turner of a story. 6 people found this helpful. The simple, direct writing style is highly engaging and the conversations so real, you feel you may have had some of them yourself. but I think I like this one best. 2 people found this helpful.

In explaining his thesis Mr. Auchincloss writes: ''In the migrations of tribes the women were responsible for the packing and preservation of the household goods. To preserve a bit of the American tradition, one has to preserve a bit of the frontier. Their darkness is not as dark as that of Dreiser or Lewis or Faulkner or O'Neill, which is not to say that they see America less clearly, but that they see it more discriminatingly.

Traces the life and analyzes the works of the controversial twentieth-century American novelist, Theodore Dreiser. Bibliography: p. 31-32.

Published 1973 by SamHar Press in Charlotteville, . Traces the life and analyzes the works of the controversial twentieth-century American novelist, Theodore Dreiser.


Two Dreisers: The Man and the Novelist (Library of American Studies) download epub
Author: Ellen Moers
ISBN: 0500530033
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Thames and Hudson; First edition (1970)
Pages: 366 pages