The quixotic vision of Sinclair Lewis

by Martin Light

Publisher: Purdue University Press in West Lafayette, Ind

Written in English
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  • Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Satire, American -- History and criticism

Edition Notes

Statementby Martin Light.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3523.E94 Z625
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 162 p. ;
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5072843M
ISBN 100911198407
LC Control Number74082792

The Art of Sinclair Lewis, University of Nebraska Press, , pp. — Dooley argues that the novel fails because it is not a realistic portrayal of religion, and it lacks sufficient wit and humor to compensate for its unfairness. Light, Martin, The Quixotic Vision of . Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis. Select a Format: Hardback. Sensing in Sinclair Lewis's life an endless swordplay between romance and realism, Martin Light proposes here a new perspective, that of quixotism, through which to view his novels. The book combines the global perspective afforded by historical narrative with detailed rhetorical. See also D. J. Dooley, The Art of Sinclair Lewis (Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, ), , and Martin Light, The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis (West Lafayette: Purdue Univ. Press, With Love from Gracie: Sinclair Lewis, New York: Harcourt, Brace, Light, Martin. Introduction to Sinclair Lewis Special Issue. Modern Fiction Studies 31 (): The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, Lingeman, Richard. "Richard Lingeman and the New Sinclair Lewis Biography.".

Martin Light, The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis, Modern Fiction Studies, vol. , Autumn , special issues on Sinclair Lewis. Sinclair Lewis at Papers Presented at a .   Jane Smiley continues her series on the novel with a look at Sinclair Lewis's Main Street, about the claustrophobia of small-town life in America Jane Smiley Sat 24 Jun EDT First Author: Jane Smiley. Sinclair Lewis Biography As one reads Babbitt, one is continually aware of Sinclair Lewis' fierce anger with America's mediocrity, a mediocrity usually expressed by a multitude of thinks that too many Americans often say the things that they are expected to say, that they act exactly as they are expected to act, and that they are extremely conventional as far as individuality.   Don Quixote – now there’s a loaded character for a filmmaker to take up. Whether Spanish director Albert Serra is a genuine man of vision or a tilter at windmills, credit him at least for the wit and self-understanding to choose the Man from LaMancha as his breakthrough feature subject. Of course, as soon as viewers realize that Serra’s Honor of the Knights (Honor de cavalleria, Author: Mike Hertenstein.

  Lewis, Sinclair, Title: Main Street Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Satire Subject: City and town life -- Fiction Subject: Domestic fiction Subject: Married women -- Fiction Subject: Minnesota -- Fiction Subject: Physicians' spouses -- Fiction Subject: Women. Light's The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis adds to earlier critical studies by Mark Schorer and Sheldon Grebstein by investigating the quixotic impulse in Lewis's fiction as a way of exploring satiric characterization. Lewis uses the series of European adventures as a means of moving Dodsworth from Fran, "a figure of romantic yearnings," to. Sinclair Lewis, controversial Nobel Prize laureate, led an interesting life. Also, his son was a war hero and his wives were famous in their own right us toll free: international: +1 () UK: +44 (0) Nobel Prize. In Lewis won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer from the United States to receive the award, after he had been nominated by Henrik Schück, member of the Swedish Academy. In the Academy's presentation speech, special attention was paid to Babbitt.

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Autumnspecial issues on Sinclair Lewis. Sinclair Lewis at Papers Presented at a Centennial Conference, Martin Bucco, Main Street: The Revolt of Carol Kennicott, James M. Hutchisson, The Rise of Sinclair Lewis, –, Nationality: American. The title of one book about Lewis refers to his “quixotic vision.” Harcourt, Brace published From Main Street to Stockholm: Letters of Sinclair Lewis, will help you with any.

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Bernice Bobs. Suggestions for Further Reading. Further study Suggestions for Further Reading. Bloom, Harold, The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, Lundquist, James. Sinclair Lewis. Be Book-Smarter. (from The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis by Martin Light, ) Harry Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, a prairie village in the heart of Minnesota, as the third son of a country doctor.

His mother, who was the daughter of a Canadian physician, died of tuberculosis when Lewis was six years old. His father remarried a year later Isabel.

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for a long time. Then he got up from his chair, walked around the desk and faced the rest of us. Someone drew Bowen aside, and the others took Author: Mark Schorer.

Sinclair Lewis ( – ) Sinclair Lewis (February 7, - Janu ) was an American novelist and playwright. Born Harry Sinclair Lewis in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, he began reading books at a young age and kept a diary. A dreamer, at age 13 he unsuccessfully ran away from home, wanting to become a drummer boy in the Spanish-American War.

Sinclair Lewis. Modern Literature Monographs. New York: Frederick Ungar, E-mail Citation» Written by the editor of the first Sinclair Lewis Newsletter, the first book since Grebstein to provide a career-long assessment of Lewis’s writing, offering a corrective to Schorer’s “melodramatic” description of Lewis’s early life.

Martin Light, “The Quixotic Motifs of Main Street,” on Sinclair Lewis, ed. Martin Bucco (Boston, MA: G. Hall, ), —appeared originally in The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University, ).

Free Air has instantly become one of my favorite love stories, and hopefully the start of a great literary romance with Lewis' works. A special thank you to Steven Michels' essay on Public Domain Review, "American Freedom: Sinclair Lewis and the Open Road," for introducing me to the book and linking me to a PDF of the original printing/5.

Overall, The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis proves to be an intelligent and valuable study, certainly one of the most rewarding approaches to Sin clair Lewis and one which might help to restore the neglected writer to his rightful place in American fiction.

Light's book is. Dooley, The Art of Sinclair Lewis, Martin Light, The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis, Modern Fiction Studies, vol.Autumnspecial issues on Sinclair Lewis. Sinclair Lewis at Papers Presented at a Centennial Conference, Martin.

Born in in Minnesota, Sinclair Lewis worked as a newspaper journalist before becoming an acclaimed novelist. Known for their satirical take on modern affairs, his best-known books include Main Street, Arrowsmith, Babbitt, and Dodsworth.

Inhe became the first U.S. writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Lewis died in in Italy. (from The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis by Martin Light, ) Harry Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, a prairie village in the heart of Minnesota, as the third son of a country doctor.

His mother, who was the daughter of a Canadian physician, died of tuberculosis when Lewis was six years old. InSinclair Lewis published one of the most, if not the most, controversial book in American Literature titled Elmer Gantry.

The novel is a picaresque novel in which the main character is immoral and lives by his wits (Elmer). Lewis was no stranger to controversy. Satirizing small town life, Main Street is perhaps Sinclair Lewis's most famous book, and led in part to his eventual Nobel Prize for Literature.

It relates the life and struggles of Carol Milford Kennicott in the small town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, as she comes Author: Sinclair Lewis.

Dooley, The Art of Sinclair Lewis, Martin Light, The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis, Modern Fiction Studies, vol.Autumnspecial issues on Sinclair Lewis.

Sinclair Lewis at Papers Presented at a Centennial Conference, Martin Born: Harry Sinclair Lewis, February 7,Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Sinclair Lewis [] was, by all reports, a very lonely man of great intelligence – he saw and loved America as no one before him, often disgusted with the directions that America was taking and thus not fulfilling the background American Dream.

He won the Pulitzer Prize in and the Nobel Prize in Literature in at the age of ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.

We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ There is amplitude in his best books, and if he is read for size- for his large quixotic vision- then his faults, in his best books at least, accordingly diminish.

Martin Light, The Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis, [Babbitt Contents]. Arrowsmith is a novel by American author Sinclair Lewis, first published in It won the Pulitzer Prize (which Lewis declined). Lewis was greatly assisted in its preparation by science writer Paul de Kruif, who received 25% of the royalties on sales, although Lewis was listed as the sole author.

Arrowsmith is an early major novel dealing with the culture of : Sinclair Lewis. Main Street is an American classic that I somehow missed until now, despite growing up in Minnesota. (I'm now reading Babbit!) I know there was a lot of antagonism against Lewis for his portrayal of life in small town Minnesota, and maybe that's why I don't recall any discussion of him or his fiction in high school in the early 60's despite the fact that he was Minnesota's and the USA's first /5(42).

Free Air - Kindle edition by Lewis, Sinclair. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Free Air/5(81). Sinclair Lewis.

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Sinclair Lewis - Main Street - Penguin Paperback - Second hand books. Sinclair Lewis (), novelist, playwright. Born Harry Sinclair Lewis on February 7, in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, he began reading books at a young age and kept a diary.A dreamer, at age 13 he unsuccessfully ran away from home, wanting to become a drummer boy in the Spanish-American first, he produced romantic poetry, then romantic stories about knights and fair ladies.

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The name "Don Quixote" conjures up a colorful mental image; and, as metaphor for explaining Sinclair Lewis's mix of romanticism and an-tiromantic satire, Cervantes'. The Cat of the Stars is a short story by Sinclair Lewis.

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, – Janu ) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Inhe became the first writer from the United States to receive.Essays and criticism on Sinclair Lewis - Critical Essays.

The principal themes of Lewis’s major novels are concern with the effects of small-town life and narrow-minded people on those who do.