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book about Theodore Dreiser and his work.

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Published by Boni & Liveright in [New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsDreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945, Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941
The Physical Object
Pagination[24] p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21940159M

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser was born on August 27th, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the twelfth of thirteen children, and the ninth of the ten to survive, all of whom were raised as Catholics. Dresier had literary hopes and he was soon working as a journalist for the Chicago Globe newspaper and then moved to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. He wrote several well-regarded articles on writers. (from the edition) The president of the publishing company‚ Frank Doubleday‚ disapproved of the work - Dreiser illuminated the flaws of his characters but did not judge them and allowed vice to be rewarded instead of punished. No attempt was made to promote the book. Read Theodore Dreiser Books Online. Theodore Dreiser Book List.

Background "The only figure of literary repute who ever rated The "Genius" as first among the novels of Theodore Dreiser was Theodore Dreiser," literary historian Larzer Ziff observed. His fifth published novel, The "Genius" was actually the third novel Dreiser began work on and, as his most autobiographical work, remained the novel closest to his heart. Theodore Dreiser, (born Aug. 27, , Terre Haute, Ind., U.S.—died Dec. 28, , Hollywood, Calif.), novelist who was the outstanding American practitioner of 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.

America Is Worth Saving (), the last book Dreiser published during his lifetime, announced his complete conversion to Communism. In , the year before his death, he was honored with an Award of Merit by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Theodore Dreiser died of a heart attack at his home in Hollywood on Decem /5(5).   I devoured John Dos Passos’ “U.S.A.,” Theodore Dreiser’s “An American Tragedy” and, every bit as appropriate today as in my youth, Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”.


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The author, Theodore Dreiser, is a master of writing and story-telling -- so much so that this was my second reading of the book.

He observes many details, from the smallest and (seemingly) most insignificant to the most important and major events. Yet another reason the descriptions of background, places, and mores come to life for the reader/5().

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Theodore Dreiser - Theodore Dreiser - Works: Dreiser’s first novel, Sister Carrie (), is a work of pivotal importance in American literature despite its inauspicious launching. It became a beacon to subsequent American writers whose allegiance was to the realistic treatment of any and all subject matter.

Sister Carrie tells the story of a rudderless but pretty small-town girl who comes. Looking for books by Theodore Dreiser. See all books authored by Theodore Dreiser, including An American Tragedy, and Sister Carrie, and more on Theodore Dreiser (drī´sər, –zər), –, American novelist, Haute, Ind.

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.

An American tragedy, Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy () is a novel by the American writer Theodore Dreiser. Ambitious, handsome, but ill-educated, naïve, and immature, Clyde Griffiths is raised by poor and devoutly religious parents to help in their street missionary work.4/5.

I have read all of Theodore Dreiser's books. His style has a moral and philosophical tone to every book. This book is an old theme. Young girl from a poor family gets pregnant and all of the trials and tribulations that she experiences.

It will seem so old fashioned to readers that want a fast paced s: In his stories and in such landmark novels as Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser (–) defied literary propriety and broke new ground in American fiction by focusing on life as it is, rather than as it ought to be.

Theodore has been praised for challenging the status quo of his era and forcing his readers to confront the ills of their society, with some of the best books in his bibliography including: Sister Carrie: Theodore Dreiser’s first novel unravels the tale of Carrie Meeber, a simple country girl who left home at the tender age of 18 to hunt for fame and fortune.

Hardly shy about himself or his work, Theodore Dreiser knew the value of publicity. Over four decades he often consented to interviews, answering questions about his fiction, his politics, and even previous interviews.

Throughout his life Dreiser raised a storm of protest with his realistic novels, blistered public figures and other authors with untempered criticism, scorned pieties masking. The best novels: No 33 – Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser () Theodore Dreiser was no stylist, but there's a terrific momentum to his unflinching novel about a.

Books shelved as theodore-dreiser: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, The Stoic by Theodore Dreiser, The Financi. Theodore Dreiser has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Theodore Dreiser’s most popular book is Sister Carrie. On September 6,Theodore Dreiser noted in his diary: “I work on ‘An American Tragedy’ till 4 P.M.” He was living obscurely in Hollywood when he began writing the novel considered to be his greatest and one of the most important American novels of the twentieth century.

At 49, he was at a low point in his career.4/5(32). The Titan is a novel by Theodore Dreiser, completed in as a sequel to his novel The Financier.[1] Both books were originally a single manuscript, but the narrative's length required splitting it into two separate novels.[2] Dreiser's manuscript of The Titan was rejected by Harper & Brothers, publisher of The Financier, due to its.

Sister Carrie ()- If you’ve ever heard Dreiser’s name, it’s because of this novel. Basing his plot on the “scandalous” life of his sister Emma, Dreiser tells the story of Carrie Meeber, a Wisconsin girl who travels to the Big City (Chicago) to live with her.

Theodore Dreiser captures the American spirit in his brilliant portrait of early 20th century commerce and society. His observations are as relevant in the early 21st century as they were one hundred years ago. Clyde Griffiths is the hero and the anti-hero of the novel.5/5(5).

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser () was an American novelist and journalist best known for his pioneer work in the naturalist school. His writing often portrays characters whose strength lies not in their moral code or ethics, but instead in their absolute persistence as they are confronted by all obstacles; their unwillingness to yield.

'The Financier' is the first book in a trilogy that looks a personalities through objective lenses based on Dreiser's view of the world.

In a sense it is an amorality play. It's main character is covered from his youth through his rise in the financial industry to his downfall and imprisonment and his /5.H.L. Mencken commented on Dreiser: "Out of the desert of American fictioneering, so populous and yet so dreary, Dreiser stands up—a phenomenon unescapably visible, but disconcertingly hard to explain." You may enjoy reading H.L.

Mencken's critical analysis of the author in A Book of Prefaces, titled Theodore Dreiser.The Financier is a novel by Theodore Dreiser, based on real-life streetcar tycoon Charles Yerkes.

Dreiser started writing his manuscript inand the following year published the first part of his lengthy work as The Financier.

The second part appeared in as The Titan; the third volume of his Trilogy of Desire was also Dreiser's final novel, The : Theodore Dreiser.