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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. vis mere 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) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Lewis Sinclair, Harry Sinclair Lewis, Синклер Льюис

Omfatter også: Sinclair (1)

Værker af Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt (1922) 5,128 eksemplarer, 95 anmeldelser
Main Street (1920) 4,168 eksemplarer, 75 anmeldelser
It Can't Happen Here (1935) 3,429 eksemplarer, 87 anmeldelser
Arrowsmith (1925) 2,121 eksemplarer, 32 anmeldelser
Elmer Gantry (1927) 1,554 eksemplarer, 44 anmeldelser
Dodsworth (1929) 612 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Kingsblood Royal (1947) 562 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Main Street / Babbitt (1992) 449 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Cass Timberlane (1945) 428 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Arrowsmith / Elmer Gantry / Dodsworth (2002) 306 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Ann Vickers (1933) 178 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Free Air (1919) 155 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Main Street / Babbitt / Arrowsmith (1953) 147 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Prodigal Parents (1938) 102 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Work of Art (1932) 96 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Bethel Merriday (1940) 88 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Gideon Planish (1943) 83 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Mantrap (1926) 82 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The God Seeker (1949) 79 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis (1935) 78 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Job (1917) 75 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
World So Wide (1950) 74 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Our Mr. Wrenn (1914) 73 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Man Who Knew Coolidge (1928) 41 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Trail of the Hawk (1915) 38 eksemplarer
Elmer Gantry [1960 film] (1960) — Novel — 37 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Innocents: A Story for Lovers (1917) 27 eksemplarer
The Days of the King (1924) — Forord — 27 eksemplarer
I'm a Stranger Here Myself and Other Stories (1962) 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Seven Selected Short Stories (1946) 11 eksemplarer
Storm in the West (1963) 11 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Three Readers: Clifton Fadiman, Sinclair Lewis, Carl Van Doren (1943) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Hike and the Aeroplane (1912) 7 eksemplarer
Jayhawker: A Play in Three Acts (1935) 5 eksemplarer
The Ghost Patrol [short story] (1946) 5 eksemplarer
Let's Play King (1931) 5 eksemplarer
The Willow Walk [short story] (1989) 4 eksemplarer
Main Street [annotated] (2019) 4 eksemplarer
Main Street, Volume 1 of 2 (1985) 4 eksemplarer
Free Air 3 eksemplarer
Main Street, Volume 2 of 2 (1985) 3 eksemplarer
The Best is Yet to Be (1994) 3 eksemplarer
Sinclair Lewis's Collected Works (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Minnesota Diary, 1942-46 (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Ann Vickers, Volume 2 of 2 (1973) 2 eksemplarer
Young Man Axelbrod [short story] (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Ann Vickers, Volume 1 of 2 (1973) 2 eksemplarer
A Book of Prefaces 2 eksemplarer
Opere 2 eksemplarer
Walt Disney's Bongo (a Big Golden book) (1947) — Original story — 2 eksemplarer
Sinclair Lewis (series) 6 vols 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Selected Short Stories 2 eksemplarer
The Sinclair Lewis Collection (2016) 2 eksemplarer
2018 1 eksemplar
Sangre de Rey 1 eksemplar
Cas Timberlane 1 eksemplar
Mantrap and Other Stories (1965) 1 eksemplar
Gideon Planish / Articles (1965) 1 eksemplar
FUEGO OTOÑAL 1 eksemplar
Babbitt (Volume 2 of 2) (2008) 1 eksemplar
Da noi non può succedere (2020) 1 eksemplar
The Works of Sinclair Lewis (2009) 1 eksemplar
Main Street, Volume 1 of 3 (2008) 1 eksemplar
The Post-Mortem Murder (1921) 1 eksemplar
Keep Out of the Kitchen (1929) 1 eksemplar
Lewis Sinclair 1 eksemplar
[no title] 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Den gamle mand og havet (1950) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver31,097 eksemplarer, 501 anmeldelser
Hvem ringer klokkerne for (1940) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver19,191 eksemplarer, 184 anmeldelser
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Bidragyder — 687 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Bidragyder — 279 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion (2011) — Bidragyder — 249 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (2009) — Bidragyder — 179 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Twenty Grand Short Stories (1967) — Bidragyder — 162 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Adventure Stories from the Strand (1995) — Bidragyder — 120 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fun and Fancy Free [1947 film] (1947) — Original story — 108 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains (2017) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Nobel Prize Library: Kawabata, Kipling, Lewis (1971) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
An American Omnibus (1933) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Dodsworth [1936 film] (1936) — Original story — 30 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Rogues' Gallery: The Great Criminals of Modern Fiction (1945) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
New Stories for Men (1941) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Arrowsmith [1931 film] (1931) — Original novel — 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Banned Books Compendium: 32 Classic Forbidden Books — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Los Premios Pulitzer de novela (I) (1970) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Los Premios Nobel de Literatura, v.1 — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
American Short Stories (1978) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Sinclair Lewis's Dodsworth (1948) 2 eksemplarer
It Can Happen Here (2012) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
A Reader for Writers — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Free Air / Hermann Lauscher / On Overgrown Paths — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Bongo [1947 short film] (1947) — Original story — 2 eksemplarer
7 Novel Dystopian Collection — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Modern American short stories (1963) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Almen Viden

Kanonisk navn
Lewis, Sinclair
Juridisk navn
Lewis, Harry Sinclair
Andre navne
Lewis, Red
Graham, Tom
Fødselsdato
1885
Dødsdag
1951
Begravelsessted
Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Land (til kort)
USA
Fødested
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Dødssted
Rome, Italy
Dødsårsag
advanced alcoholism
Bopæl
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 (vis alle 9)
Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Thorvale Farm, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Barnard, Vermont, USA
Uddannelse
Oberlin Academy
Yale University (AB|1908)
Erhverv
novelist
short-story writer
playwright
sold fiction plots to novelist Jack London
ghostwriter
editor (vis alle 12)
reporter
advertising manager
actor
secretary
janitor
columnist
Relationer
Thompson, Dorothy (wife|divorced)
Lewis, Grace Hegger (wife|divorced)
Lewis, J. P. Sinclair (grandson)
Wharton, Edith (friend)
Acheson, Dean (friend)
Shirer, William L. (friend) (vis alle 8)
Kruif, Paul de (friend)
Jordan, Elizabeth Garver (editor)
Organisationer
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) (vis alle 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)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1930)
Agent
Edith Haggard

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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.… (mere)
 
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walterhistory | 1 anden anmeldelse | 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.
 
Markeret
walterhistory | 3 andre anmeldelser | 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.
 
Markeret
mari_reads | 86 andre anmeldelser | 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|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1386925217l/11378._SX50_.jpg|13842] and [b:It Can't Happen Here|11371|It Can't Happen Here|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1670180451l/11371._SY75_.jpg|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|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1660268136l/37793._SY75_.jpg|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|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1308953459l/11376._SY75_.jpg|18537748] is placed next to other books like [b:Arrowsmith|11389|Arrowsmith|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328006651l/11389._SY75_.jpg|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.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
rabbit-stew | 74 andre anmeldelser | Dec 31, 2023 |

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