But America will not need to send Sinclair Lewis
, Sandburg, Buck, Wilder, Sherwood Anderson, Hemingway or any other American writer to the Old World there to start a large-scale literary revolution.
In its early days, it was a Western travelogue; then a literary forum for iconic writers such as Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, and Sinclair Lewis
, as well as a platform for conservationists like John Muir to drive social change.
Updating It Can't Happen Here (1935), by Sinclair Lewis
, Andrew Sullivan pioneered the Left's interpretation of Trump as a proto-tyrant.
Michael Berliner, founding executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) and editor of the 1995 book Letters of Ayn Rand, has compiled thirteen previously unpublished letters from her hand, including letters to Sinclair Lewis
, Melville Cane, and Joseph McCarthy.
Grouping together works by novelists Sherwood Anderson, Sinclair Lewis
Critique: Although a work of fiction, "Takeover" has an impressive sense of reality that demonstrates author Michael Wierimaa's exceptional flair for storytelling that is reminiscent of the muckraking novels of Sinclair Lewis
. A deftly crafted and compelling read from beginning to end, "Takeover" is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections.
The first part of the book shows how the writings of Sinclair Lewis
and Leo Tolstoy played an integral part in the genesis of V, and why the original miniseries remains an important piece of television history.
Angela Bassett recited a Sojourner Truth speech, Mirren read one by Eleanor Roosevelt and Julia Roberts read a column by Molly Ivins. Jon Hamm and Gyllenhaal also teamed up to perform a part of Sinclair Lewis
's play "It Can't Happen Here," Alan Cumming spoke about LGBT rights, Lena Dunham recited part of Hillary's concession speech in 2008 and Cynthia Erivo did a gospel-tinged "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
set in motion a revolution perhaps similar to that of Woolf and Wolfe, even if in a different mode: gaining full access to terrible social realities that in the context of the 20th century tended to be left hidden in an underground of sorts.
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There have been American writers who out of principle or caprice refused to learn to drive (Ray Bradbury, Ayn Rand) and those who assailed the car culture as pernicious (Sinclair Lewis
, Andrew Lytle), but no one has ever hated the automobile as much or drawn up as scathing an indictment of what Russell Kirk called the "mechanical Jacobin" as Booth Tarkington.
The arts piece offered creative types like Sinclair Lewis
, Orson Welles and Jackson Pollock $42 a week.