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ISBN: 9780873515412 - Sinclair Lewis
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Sinclair Lewis

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Richard R. Lingeman

ISBN: 9780873515412
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.

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Presents a biography of Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Sinclair Lewis. This book portrays the life of an eccentric alcoholic-workaholic whose novels and stories shibboleths with a mixture of caricature and realism. It draws its source from correspondence, diaries, and criticism.





Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sinclair Lewis mocked such sacrosanct institutions as the small town (Main Street), business (Babbitt), medicine (Arrowsmith), and religion (Elmer Gantry). In this definitive biography, Richard Lingeman presents an empathetic, absorbing, and balanced portrait of an eccentric alcoholic-workaholic whose novels and stories exploded shibboleths with a volatile mixture of caricature and realism. Drawing on newly uncovered correspondence, diaries, and criticism, Lingeman gives new life to this prairie Mercutio out of Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

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