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By Keith Newlin

ISBN-10: 0313316805

ISBN-13: 9780313316807

For a century, Theodore Dreiser has represented for plenty of readers a rebellious modernism whose novels either critiqued the yank dream and embodied a bleakly deterministic belief of lifestyles. This reference is an authoritative consultant 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 accumulated in the course of his lifestyles.

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The best of sons. " For the weekend, while Paul was away on business, Dreiser stayed at the Mills Hotel, a philanthropic institution that provided inexpensive food and shelter to the indigent. " The following week, he entrained to Olympia, near White Plains, New York, a "repair shop" operated by former champion wrestler William Muldoon to restore the health of a wealthy clientele victimized by their own excesses. The six weeks Dreiser spent at Olympia were difficult. He quailed before the bullying intimidation of Muldoon and found the condescension of his fellow-patients annoying, but the Spartan regimen and intense exercise bore fruit.

Richard W. Dowell AMERICA IS WORTH SAVING. Dreiser's final book-length work of nonfiction, published in January 1941 by Modern Age Books, documents Dreiser's procommunist, anti-British political leanings toward the end of his life. In June 1940, Dreiser's agent, William Lengel, inquired whether Dreiser would be interested in writing a short book, between 70,000 and 100,000 words, arguing that America should not enter the war. Oskar Piest, the head of the newly established publishing house Veritas Press, wanted to publish the book and proposed such titles as "Keep Out, America" and "Let's Be ProAmerican" to suggest the import of his project.

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. Through it all, his pride prevented his accepting aid from charity organizations or family members living in the area. On 18 April 1903, his self-exile in Brooklyn ended. With less than a dollar in his pocket and no idea what he was to do, he took the ferry to Manhattan.

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