Chapter 7: Early 20th C. American Lit
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Source:The Nobel Prize in Literature 1930
Sinclair Lewis has the distinction of being the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1930) " . . . for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters . . ." One of the muckrakers, Lewis's Main Street is a devastating indictment of American provincialism; in other works he satirizes businessmen (Babbit), the medical profession (Arrowsmith), and evangelical religion (Elmer Gantry).
Our Mr. Wrenn, the romantic adventures of a gentle man, 1914; The Trail of the Hawk, 1915; The Job, 1917; The Innocents, 1917; Free air, 1919; Main Street, 1920; Babbitt, 1922; Arrowsmith, 1925; Mantrap, 1926; Elmer Gantry, 1927; The Man Who Knew Coolidge, 1928; Dodsworth, a novel, 1929; Ann Vickers, 1933; Work of art, 1934; It can't happen here, a novel, 1935; The prodigal parents, a novel, 1938; Bethel Merriday, 1940; Gideon Planish, 1943; Cass Timberlane, a novel of husbands and wives, 1946; Kingsblood Royal, 1947; The God-seeker, a novel, 1949; World so wide, a novel, 1951.
From Main Street to Stockholm; letters of Sinclair Lewis, 1919-1930. Edited and with an introd. by Harrison Smith. NY: Harcourt, Brace 1952. PS3523.E94 Z53
Storm in the West, by Sinclair Lewis and Dore Schary. With an introd. by Dore Schary. Illus. by Sol Baer Fielding. NY: Stein and Day; distributed by Lippincott, Philadelphia 1963. PS3523.E94 S75
Letters from Jack London: containing an unpublished correspondence between London and Sinclair Lewis. edited by King Hendricks and Irving Shepard. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1966. PS3523.O46 Z53
Minnesota Diary, 1942-1946. Killough, George (ed. and introd.). Moscow, ID: U of Idaho P, 2000.
The Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis (1904-1949). Rogal, Samuel J. ed. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2007.
Selected Bibliography 1980-Present
Bloom, Harold. ed. Sinclair Lewis. NY: Chelsea, 1987.
Bucco, Martin. Critical essays on Sinclair Lewis. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1986. PS3523 .E94 Z564
Connaughton, Michael. ed. Sinclair Lewis at 100: Papers Presented at a Centennial Conference. St. Cloud: St. Cloud State U, 1985.
Di Renzo, Anthony. ed. If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1997.
Fleming, Robert E., and Esther Fleming. Sinclair Lewis, a reference guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980. Z8504.38 .F56
Hutchisson, James M. The Rise of Sinclair Lewis, 1920-1930. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1996. PS3523 .E94 Z58
Lingeman, Richard. Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street. St. Paul: Borealis, 2005.
- - -. "Sinclair Lewis." in Bitonti, Tracy S. and Hope, Penelope M. eds. Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3: Lagerkvist-Pontoppidan. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
MLA Style Citation of this Web Page
Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 7: Sinclair Lewis." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap7/lewis.html (provide page date or date of your login).
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