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Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951)

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Harry Sinclair Lewis was born on February 7, 1885 in Minnesota. He was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. A lonely child, Lewis immersed himself in reading and diary writing. mostra altro While studying at Yale University and living in writer Upton Sinclair's communal house, he wrote for Yale Literary Magazine and helped to build the Panama Canal. After graduating from Yale in 1908, Lewis began writing fiction, publishing 22 novels by the end of his career. His early works, while often praised by literary critics, did not reach popularity but with Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), Arrowsmith (1925), Elmer Gantry (1927), and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis achieved fame as a writer. His style of choice was satire; he explored American small-town life, conformity, hypocrisy, and materialism. Sinclair Lewis was married and divorced twice. As his career wound down, he spent his later life in Europe and died in Rome on January 10, 1951. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

Opere di Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt (1922) 5,127 copie, 95 recensioni
La via principale (1920) 4,168 copie, 75 recensioni
It Can't Happen Here (1935) 3,424 copie, 87 recensioni
Il dottor Arrowsmith (1925) 2,125 copie, 32 recensioni
Elmer Gantry (1927) 1,555 copie, 44 recensioni
Dodsworth : romanzo di un americano in Europa (1929) 612 copie, 13 recensioni
Kingsblood Royal (1947) 562 copie, 11 recensioni
Main Street / Babbitt (1992) 449 copie, 4 recensioni
Il giudice Timberlane (1945) 428 copie, 5 recensioni
Arrowsmith / Elmer Gantry / Dodsworth (2002) 306 copie, 2 recensioni
Ann Vickers (1933) 178 copie, 2 recensioni
L'amore in automobile (1919) 155 copie, 10 recensioni
Main Street / Babbitt / Arrowsmith (1953) 147 copie, 1 recensione
The Prodigal Parents (1938) 102 copie, 2 recensioni
Opera d'arte: romanzo (1932) 95 copie, 3 recensioni
Bethel arriva da Sladesbury (1940) 88 copie, 1 recensione
Gideon Planish (1943) 83 copie, 2 recensioni
Mantrap (1926) 82 copie, 3 recensioni
The God Seeker (1949) 79 copie, 3 recensioni
Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis (1935) 78 copie, 3 recensioni
The Job (1917) 75 copie, 3 recensioni
World So Wide (1950) 74 copie, 5 recensioni
The Man Who Knew Coolidge (1928) 41 copie, 2 recensioni
The Trail of the Hawk (1915) 38 copie
Elmer Gantry [1960 film] (1960) — Novel — 36 copie, 1 recensione
The Days of the King (1924) — Prefazione — 27 copie
I'm a Stranger Here Myself and Other Stories (1962) 19 copie, 1 recensione
Storm in the West (1963) 11 copie, 1 recensione
The Three Readers: Clifton Fadiman, Sinclair Lewis, Carl Van Doren (1943) — A cura di; Collaboratore — 8 copie
Hike and the Aeroplane (1912) 7 copie
Let's Play King (1931) 5 copie
Main Street [annotated] (2019) 4 copie
Free Air 3 copie
The Best is Yet to Be (1994) 3 copie
Minnesota Diary, 1942-46 (2000) 3 copie
Opere 2 copie
Walt Disney's Bongo (a Big Golden book) (1947) — Original story — 2 copie
Sinclair Lewis (series) 6 vols 2 copie, 1 recensione
2018 1 copia
Sangre de Rey 1 copia
Babbitt (Volume 2 of 2) (2008) 1 copia
The Post-Mortem Murder (1921) 1 copia
Keep Out of the Kitchen (1929) 1 copia
[no title] 1 copia

Opere correlate

Il vecchio e il mare (1950) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni31,077 copie, 501 recensioni
Per chi suona la campana (1940) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni19,183 copie, 184 recensioni
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Collaboratore — 687 copie, 3 recensioni
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Collaboratore — 279 copie, 3 recensioni
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (2009) — Collaboratore — 179 copie, 6 recensioni
Twenty Grand Short Stories (1967) — Collaboratore — 162 copie, 4 recensioni
Adventure Stories from the Strand (1995) — Collaboratore — 117 copie
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Collaboratore — 112 copie, 1 recensione
Fun and Fancy Free [1947 film] (1947) — Original story — 108 copie, 2 recensioni
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Collaboratore — 86 copie, 2 recensioni
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Collaboratore — 77 copie, 1 recensione
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Collaboratore — 71 copie, 2 recensioni
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains (2017) — Collaboratore — 68 copie, 3 recensioni
Nobel Prize Library: Kawabata, Kipling, Lewis (1971) — Collaboratore; Collaboratore — 42 copie
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Collaboratore — 42 copie, 1 recensione
An American Omnibus (1933) — Collaboratore — 31 copie
Dodsworth [1936 film] (1936) — Original story — 30 copie, 3 recensioni
Rogues' Gallery: The Great Criminals of Modern Fiction (1945) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Collaboratore — 14 copie, 1 recensione
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Collaboratore — 14 copie
New Stories for Men (1941) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Arrowsmith [1931 film] (1931) — Original novel — 10 copie, 1 recensione
The Banned Books Compendium: 32 Classic Forbidden Books — Collaboratore — 9 copie, 7 recensioni
Los Premios Pulitzer de novela (I) (1970) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Los Premios Nobel de Literatura, v.1 — Collaboratore — 7 copie
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
American Short Stories (1978) — Collaboratore — 3 copie, 1 recensione
It Can Happen Here (2012) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
A Reader for Writers — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Free Air / Hermann Lauscher / On Overgrown Paths — Collaboratore — 2 copie, 1 recensione
Bongo [1947 short film] (1947) — Original story — 2 copie
7 Novel Dystopian Collection — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Modern American short stories (1963) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Collaboratore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Lewis, Sinclair
Nome legale
Lewis, Harry Sinclair
Altri nomi
Lewis, Red
Graham, Tom
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Nazione (per mappa)
Luogo di nascita
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Luogo di morte
Rome, Italy
Causa della morte
advanced alcoholism
Luogo di residenza
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Helicon Home Colony, Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Carmel, California, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
New York, New York, USA
Rome, Italy (mostra tutto 9)
Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Thorvale Farm, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Barnard, Vermont, USA
Oberlin Academy
Yale University (AB|1908)
Attività lavorative
short-story writer
sold fiction plots to novelist Jack London
editor (mostra tutto 12)
advertising manager
Thompson, Dorothy (wife|divorced)
Lewis, Grace Hegger (wife|divorced)
Lewis, J. P. Sinclair (grandson)
Wharton, Edith (friend)
Acheson, Dean (friend)
Shirer, William L. (friend) (mostra tutto 8)
Kruif, Paul de (friend)
Jordan, Elizabeth Garver (editor)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1935)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (vice president)
Helicon Home Colony, Englewood, New Jersey
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California writers' colony
Transatlantic Tales, New York, New York (assistant editor)
Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa (reporter) (mostra tutto 14)
Associated Press, San Francisco (staff writer)
Volta Review, Washington, D.C. (staff member)
Frederick A. Stokes (publisher), New York, New York (manuscript reader)
Adventure, New York, New York (assistant editor)
Publisher's Newspaper Syndicate, New York, NY (editor)
George H. Doran (publisher), New York, NY (editorial assistant, advertising manager, and full-time writer)
Newsweek (columnist)
Esquire (columnist)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1930)
Edith Haggard



After Lewis' "Main Street" & "Babbitt," his "Arrowsmith," "Elmer Gantry," & "Dodsworth," followed to cement his amazing writing skills. Although he lived in the 1st half of the 20th century, Sinclair Lewis remains a no holds barred writer. His "Elmer Gantry" exposed the serious issues of claims of hypocrites who used religion as a cover for greed & notoriety. Controversial as it was, this alone is worth the reading. The other 2 works noted here are just as important in story telling of a world though long gone, the human condition remains the same.… (altro)
walterhistory | 1 altra recensione | May 28, 2024 |
Sinclair Lewis' works are most famous for his "Main Street" & "Babbitt" which overshadowed his other works including "Elmer Gantry" Still, readers enjoy an entertaining romp with fascinating characters that only Lewis could dream up. Here in this LOA volume, these 2 stories that kept his readers wanting more.
walterhistory | 3 altre recensioni | May 28, 2024 |
It's easy to see why this 1930s novel was reprinted in 2017, but I didn't find this one as chilling as I was expecting. And I thought it would spend more time on build-up of Buzz Windrip becoming a president than it did—all that happened very quickly very early on.
mari_reads | 86 altre recensioni | May 10, 2024 |
Like so many others, I read this in high school. I read it again in college. Both times I adored the story, and it led to Sinclair Lewis becoming a favorite author. [b:Elmer Gantry|11378|Elmer Gantry|Sinclair Lewis||13842] and [b:It Can't Happen Here|11371|It Can't Happen Here|Sinclair Lewis||1296784] played roles in shaping my religious and political views.

Oddly, I remembered none of this book as I read it for a third time. It was far more boring than I thought it would be. Things I expected were not present. I think that some memories come from [b:A Doll's House|37793|A Doll's House|Henrik Ibsen||10535173], but I'm not sure. Given that my memory of the book and play stretches back more than forty years, it's inevitable that some memories will meld or change.

Main Street is well written. Lewis is a master at building and then tearing down characters with satire. (Sometimes he bats you about the face with it.) However, I think he's a better writer when he's criticizing society outright. So, I was a bit disappointed. I think his immaturity as a writer is displayed quite prominently when [b:Main Street|11376|Main Street|Sinclair Lewis||18537748] is placed next to other books like [b:Arrowsmith|11389|Arrowsmith|Sinclair Lewis||1446230].

But, these are my foibles as an older person. I've noticed lately that I don't have the patience for young writers that I used to have. So, the rating stays the same as I gave it when I was in my teens and in my 20s.
… (altro)
rabbit-stew | 74 altre recensioni | Dec 31, 2023 |


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