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Sinclair Lewis: Rebel from Main Street (Paperback)

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In this definitive biography of Sinclair Lewis (Main Street, Babbitt), Lingeman presents an empathetic, absorbing, and balanced portrait of an eccentric alcoholic-workaholic whose novels and stories exploded shibboleths with a volatile mixture of caricature and realism. Drawing on newly uncovered correspondence, diaries, and criticism, Lingeman gives new life to this prairie Mercutio out of Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

About the Author

Richard Lingeman is the author of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey and Small Town America: A Narrative History, 1620-the Present. A senior editor of The Nation, he lives in New York City.

Praise For…

"Lingeman's Sinclair Lewis is a model of its kind: vivid, but never overdrawn, written in a lean, wry prose that stays grounded in the documentary evidence." Wall Street Journal

"The most important reevaluation of Lewis in more than a generation." Los Angeles Times

"Readable, sensitive to nuance. . . . A warm tribute to the quarrelsome, interesting iconoclast." New York Review of Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9780873515412
ISBN-10: 0873515412
Publisher: Borealis Books
Publication Date: June 15th, 2005
Pages: 704
Language: English

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