Nominees that did not make the top 10 include "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace, "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
and "The Man with the Golden Arm" by Nelson Algren.
And, in Theodore Dreiser
's Sister Carrie, published 117 years ago, one of Carrie's suitors asks , "so you lost your place because you got sick, eh?"
Walking through the show, I was reminded of Theodore Dreiser
's Sister Carrie (1900), whose titular protagonist, a showgirl in Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century, rises over the course of the novel from obscure penury to fame and riches through a series of decisions both cunning and lucky.
Eliot, William Faulkner, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sherwood Anderson, Willa Cather, Theodore Dreiser
, John Dos Passos, Langston Hughes, and John Steinbeck.
CONSIDERING HOW OFTEN THE WORD "TRAGEDY" APPEARS IN THEODORE Dreiser
's writing, there has been little serious scholarly attention paid to its role in his impressive body of work.
The itineraries of such luminaries as Theodore Dreiser
, George Bernard Shaw, and Beatrice Webb are well known to biographers, and historians often recite their vivid impressions (ranging from the enraptured to the irascible) as colorful vignettes to illustrate larger points in passing.
The first of these books, Theodore Dreiser
's Chicago novel Sister Carrie (1900), captures the on-coming consumption culture and the rapid urban growth of the 19th century, as well as the city's alluring glow that hides a well of despair.
(4) Theodore Dreiser
was a patron and a friend; he absorbed Fort's thoughts into his own philosophical system.
Showcasing 35 particularly influential men and women ranging from Henry David Thoreau; Theodore Dreiser
; Sylvia Beach; and Gertrude Stein; to Ralph Ellison, Jack Kerouac; Simone de Beauvoir; and Hunter S.
Lennon discussed, comparatively, Theodore Dreiser
's An American Tragedy
"The Game as it is Played": Essays on Theodore Dreiser
REMEMBER WHEN: 1960 | WORDWISE: A WHO AM I: Theodore Dreiser