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The significance of Sinclair Lewis

Stuart Pratt Sherman

The significance of Sinclair Lewis

by Stuart Pratt Sherman

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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Satire, American -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprint of the 1922 ed. published by Harcourt, Brace, New York.

    Statementby Stuart P. Sherman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3523.E94 Z8 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p. ;
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4558183M
    ISBN 10084822549X
    LC Control Number77028619
    OCLC/WorldCa3609160

    On this date in , Harry Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minn. The novelist wrote such enduring classics as Main Street (), Babbitt (), Arrowsmith () and the irreverent Elmer Gantry (). The title character, a preacher, is portrayed as a rogue and hypocrite who steals freethinker Robert G. Ingersoll's "Love" as his signature sermon.   The Cat of the Stars is a short story by Sinclair Lewis. Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, – Janu ) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In , he became the first writer from the United States to receive.

    The book is It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, a novelist whose fictional excoriations of middle-class life in the s made him, in , the first American to win a Nobel Prize for. Sinclair Lewis sat and looked at Bowen of the I.N.S. for a long time. Then he got up from his chair, walked around the desk and faced the rest of us. Someone drew Bowen aside, and the others took Author: Mark Schorer.

    George F. Babbitt is a prosperous partner in a real estate firm who becomes disenchanted with his highly conformist life, attempts to change it, but fails. His masterful satire of early 20th century American life won Lewis the Nobel Prize for Literature in Friends of the Sinclair Lewis Library - Sauk Centre, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. likes. We are an enthusiastic and committed group, dedicated to making opportunities for entertainment and enrichment 5/5(1).


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Excerpt from The Significance of Sinclair Lewis Now Main Street, a criticism of contemporary life with Special reference to its interest and beauty, is important to us The significance of Sinclair Lewis book because, more thoroughly than any novel since Uncle Tom's Cabin, it has shaken our complacency with regard to the average quality of our : Stuart Pratt Sherman.

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NEW YORK THE SIGNIFICANCE of SINCLAIR LEWIS hy STUART P. SHERMAN As a leader in the famous revolt of the Younger Generation, Mr. Sinclair Lewis is distinguished from many of his coevals by the velocity of his intelligence and the justice of his antip- athies. Sinclair Lewis was an American novelist and playwright, best known as the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for his satirical and critical, yet often sympathetic views of middle class American life in the s.

Through his novels, Sinclair expressed his views on such topics as narrow minds in small towns and insincere preachers. Sinclair Lewis, American novelist and social critic who punctured American complacency with his broadly drawn, widely popular satirical novels.

He won the Nobel Prize for Literature inthe first given to an American. InSinclair Lewis became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The award reflected his ground-breaking work in the s on books such as Arrowsmith (). He was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith, but declined it because he believed that the Pulitzer was meant for books that celebrated American wholesomeness and his novels, which were quite critical.

Babbitt, novel by Sinclair Lewis, published in The novel’s scathing indictment of middle-class American values made Babbittry a synonym for adherence to a conformist, materialistic, anti-intellectual way of life.

Sinclair Lewis in Buzz succeeds in wresting the Democratic nomination away from Franklin Roosevelt (who expected to face a real-life challenge from Huey Long in Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

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National Emergency The significance of Sinclair Lewis by Sherman, Stuart Pratt, Publication date Topics Lewis, Sinclair, Pages:   Doremus Jessup, the protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s novel “It Can’t Happen Here,” sees something dark and terrible brewing in American politics — the potential for “a real fascist Author: Beverly Gage.

In the Sinclair Lewis novel Babbitt, the character of Babbitt is completely controlled by the power of conformity. Conformity is so powerful that even after Babbitt realizes the stifling nature of the society in which he lives he is powerless to change his fate as a member of.

Besides being the first American author to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Sinclair Lewis had a writing style that was considered revolutionary. Inthe publication year of Main Street, the United States was still feeling the effects of World War I. Glorified both internationally and within the country, Americans were seen as ideal citizens from a superior land.

Sinclair Lewis (–) was an American novelist and playwright, and the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. During the s, Lewis' works Main Street and Babbitt, skewered what he saw as the mindless consumption and conformity of middle-class American society in an age of affluence.

The Significance of Sinclair Lewis的话题 (全部 条) 什么是话题 无论是一部作品、一个人,还是一件事,都往往可以衍生出许多不同的话题。. The main significance of The Jungle is that it changed the way many Americans came to regard the operation of the free market economy.

Most people at that time took the existing system of. My first—and last—sight of Sinclair Lewis was in Union Square. Lewis Gannett, the book columnist for the New York Herald Tribune in the s, had somehow contrived to make himself a penthouse of sorts atop a factory there, and one night he gave a party at which Sinclair Lewis was the central fact.

From Gannett’s windows you could see down to the grubby commerce that surrounded the square. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis had, and still does have, a lasting impact on American Society as a whole, beyond being a huge contributing factor to Sinclair Lewis's winning of the Nobel prize for literature, making him the first American author to be honored by this award.

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech he noted that "in America most of us—not readers alone, but even writers—are still afraid of any. Sinclair Lewis was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Babbitt, dedicated to Edith Wharton, was published in.

Looking for books by Sinclair Lewis? See all books authored by Sinclair Lewis, including It Can't Happen Here, and Main Street, and more on Sinclair Lewis; drawing by David Levine 1. Elmer Gantry. It Can’t Happen Here. Babbitt. Main Street. Dodsworth. ir Lewis. The first four references are part of the language; the next two are known to many, while the last name has a certain Trivial Pursuit resonance; yet how many know it is the name of the writer who wrote Elmer Gantry, played in the movie by Kirk Douglas.

Jane Smiley continues her series on the novel with a look at Sinclair Lewis's Main Street, about the claustrophobia of small-town life in America Jane Smiley Sat 24 Jun EDT First Author: Jane Smiley.