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Theodore Dreiser - American Writers 102

Theodore Dreiser - American Writers 102: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1972
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Theodore Dreiser - American Writers 102
    Book Description:

    Theodore Dreiser. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5189-4
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Theodore Dreiser
    (pp. 5-46)

    In addition to his eight novels, Theodore Dreiser’s work includes four books of short stories and sketches, four about travel, two of autobiography, one of poems, one of plays, and four, best described as miscellanies, in which he mixed science, more autobiography, politics, and social problems. But we read the rest of his writing mostly because it illumines the novels. They are his claim to greatness, and it is on them that any attempt to assess his achievement must fix attention. Current criticism tends to honor him most forSister Carrie(1900) andAn American Tragedy(1925), assigning second best...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 47-48)