In his introduction to critical essays on sinclair lewis, martin bucco writes that the literary community reviewed babbitt very positively and saw it as an improvement on main street (1920) despite the fact that: reviews in business and club magazines naturally remonstrated against lewis's bestselling raillery of a 'standardized' american businessman discontented amid zippy fellow rotarians. In more than two hundred original essays, this book brings together the nation's many voices from the first conception of a new world in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, the book gives us a new, kaleidoscopic view of what made in america means. To see why, let's take a closer look at mencken and sinclair lewis, the two authors he singles out for special criticism as archetypes of the evil american authors of yesteryear both of them are well worth reading. On publication in 1927, elmer gantry created a public furor according to mark schorer, in his introduction to sinclair lewis: a collection of critical essays, no novel in the history of american literature outraged its audience so completely, and very few novels in american literature had a larger immediate audience. From the acclaimed novelist (henry and clara, two moons), essayist (a book of one's own), and critic (1998 national book critics circle citation for excellence in reviewing)—an engaging new collection of essays.
Personal essays criticism new nonfiction sinclair lewis was one of the most prolific and prominent american authors of the 1920s and 30s in his 1966 essay. Part of a sinclair lewis revival, the fourteen new essays collected here present revisionary readings of lewis's novels, both the famous and the forgotten major contemporary critical approaches are represented: psychoanalytic, feminist, poststructuralist, cultural, and new historicist an. In sinclair lewis: new essay in criticism, the first collection of original essays about lewis, hutchisson has gathered a sampling of the divergent approaches to lewis studies that have appeared in the past several years.
A new biography of sinclair lewis no brakes a new biography of sinclair lewis by john updike essays, and criticism to the new yorker for a half century. Sinclair lewis: new essays in criticism contains a number of interesting approaches to the writings of that much-neglected author, challenging the dominance of schorer's negative judgment with fresh and insightful views. History & criticism enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no kindle device required. Sinclair lewis - ipfs a sinclair lewis reader: selected essays and other writings, sinclair lewis: a collection of critical essays 1 2 lewis, sinclair schary, dore sinclair lewis: new essays in criticism, 1997 online this volume is the first collection of original essays on sinclair lewis that has ever new critical studies have been. Sinclair lewis, the first american to be awarded the nobel prize for literature, dominated the decade of the 1920s with novels that attacked corruption in american business, medicine and religion.
Sinclair lewis (1885-1951) everything that is worth while in the world has been accomplished by the free, inquiring, critical spirit - sinclair lewis a selective list of online literary criticism for the twentieth-century american novelist and short story writer sinclair lewis, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources. Prose and his affection for and criticism of free ed critical essays on sinclair lewis new york, 1986 ♦ hutchisson, james m the rise of sinclair lewis, 1920. Race and citizenship in sinclair lewis's kingsblood royal citizenship--criticism and interpretation lewis, sinclair--works sinclair lewis: new essays in. Sinclair lewis / edited and with an introduction by harold bloom — new york : chelsea house, 1987 — the best criticism available upon the novels of sinclair lewis reprinted here in chronological order of [its] original publication.
Sinclair lewis and babbitt the book under analysis herein is sinclair lewis' babbitt the copy i am using in this research is published by harcourt, brace & world, inc, new york, 1950. Arrowsmith by sinclair lewis, free study guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature. 49-64 of 148 results for sinclair lewis criticism sinclair lewis sep 7, 2013 by oliver harrison paperback sinclair lewis: new essays in criticism jun 1, 1997.
Sinclair lewis won the nobel prize for literature in 1930, the first given to american his total output includes 22 novels and three plays though lewis criticized at times the american way of living, his basic view of the american human comedy was optimistic. Get this from a library sinclair lewis : new essays in criticism [james m hutchisson. But it would be a mistake to think that he gives any less of himself, is any less fully engaged and serious, in his essays and criticism -- and that seriousness, especially in his new collection. Clare virginia eby and as institution in the novels of sinclair lewis sinclair lewis: new essays in century literature criticism, vol.
James m hutchisson, the rise of sinclair lewis, 1920-1930 university park: penn state university press, 1996 george killough, elmer gantry, chaucer's pardoner, and the limits of serious words sinclair lewis: new essays in criticism. Elmer gantry is a satirical novel written by sinclair lewis in 1926 that presents aspects of the religious activity of america in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the 1920s public toward it. In his book entitled sinclair lewis, sheldon norman grebstein asserts that lewis was the conscience of his generation and he could well serve as the conscience of our own he is best remembered for his satiric criticism of american society and values.
Return to main street: sinclair lewis and the politics of literary reputation cohen, paula marantz // sinclair lewis: new essays in criticism1997, p5 a chapter from the book sinclair lewis: new essays in criticism is presented it examines the renewed interest in sinclair lewis whose reputation. A chronology of important dates in lewis's life, a brief set of biographical notes on the contributors to this collection, and an eleven-item bibliography of books, articles, and essays on lewis complete the volume. Elmer gantry blake, nelson manfred how to learn history from sinclair lewis and other uncommon sources american character and culture in a changing world: some twentieth-century perspectives.