By Keith Newlin
For a century, Theodore Dreiser has represented for plenty of readers a rebellious modernism whose novels either critiqued the yankee dream and embodied a bleakly deterministic notion of existence. This reference is an authoritative advisor to his lifestyles and works. incorporated are a number of hundred entries on each one of Dreiser's books and brief tales, in addition to journal and newspaper items he gathered in the course of his lifestyles.
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In Do well xv). By April, Jug had returned to Missouri, and a month later, Dreiser, after a brief stay in Charlottesville, Virginia, set out on a 300-mile walking tour that took him northward through Maryland and Delaware before bringing him to Philadelphia by mid-July 1902. 9 Dreiser spent seven sterile months in Philadelphia, where Jug again joined him to serve as his nurse and editorial assistant, but her support was to no avail. He could not write; his health, both physical and emotional, continued to deteriorate; and his finances dwindled.
Ultimately, the book's value lies not in its literary merits but in its ability to convey Dreiser's later political ideas, which would otherwise be unknown, and in its documentation of 13 American antiwar sentiment in the months before Pearl Harbor. Stephen Brain AMERICAN DIARIES. The American diaries are a series of "private" literary documents that were composed intermittently from 1902 to 1926 and were published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1983 as American Diaries, 1902-1926, edited by Thomas P.
By the middle of the next month, he could pay neither his doctor nor his landlord and was dependent on the University of Pennsylvania's Free Dispensary for health care. 25. His menu ultimately consisted of milk and bread, supplemented by any fruit or vegetable he could find on the ground in Wallabout Market. Through friends, he did secure writing assignments but could not fulfill them. Then, Hurstwood-like, he walked the streets in search of menial labor, only to lose his nerve or be humiliatingly turned away by insolent functionaries.
A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia by Keith Newlin