Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis

Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis Amidst Sinclair Lewis s many remarkable novels are than a hundred short stories which he wrote over forty four years Selected Short Stories contains those selected by Lewis himself for a edition

  • Title: Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis James W. Tuttleton
  • ISBN: 9780929587226
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Amidst Sinclair Lewis s many remarkable novels are than a hundred short stories which he wrote over forty four years Selected Short Stories contains those selected by Lewis himself for a 1935 edition and illustrates the wide range of his art and interest tales of romantic fantasy or escape, melodramas of heroic or mock heroic adventure, boy meets girl stories, satirAmidst Sinclair Lewis s many remarkable novels are than a hundred short stories which he wrote over forty four years Selected Short Stories contains those selected by Lewis himself for a 1935 edition and illustrates the wide range of his art and interest tales of romantic fantasy or escape, melodramas of heroic or mock heroic adventure, boy meets girl stories, satires of pretension and folly, and tales of isolation and loneliness Lewis often played variations on themes fully developed in his novels In his introduction, James W Tuttleton calls Lewis an excellent storyteller with an enviable command of narrative At his best Lewis s short stories, like his novels, accomplish the remarkable feat described by E.M Forster What Mr Lewis has done for myself and thousands of others is to lodge a piece of a continent in our imagination.

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    1. Sinclair Lewis is like Fitzgerald but more direct and without all the falsetto sobbing in the prose. One of those authors whose writing makes you think, "That's easy. I can do that." And then, sadly, you try

    2. Sinclair Lewis is best known today for the novels he published in the 1920s and 1930s like BABBITT, ARROWSMITH and IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE, but he was also a prolific short-story writer. His complete short stories fill seven volumes, and were written at a time when magazines like REDBOOK and COSMOPOLITAN were ready and lucrative outlets for his talents. This 1935 book, with an introduction by Lewis himself, contains 13 selected stories from the 1917-34 period. Although Lewis is considered a raucous [...]

    3. Sinclair Lewis is perhaps best known for his many novels: including Main Street, Babbit, Arrowsmith and others. But he wrote many stories throughout his career of which he personally selected his favorites for the collection: Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis. Some of these stories mirror the themes that inhabit his novels. They are all vivid with colorful and concrete detail that reminds this Midwestern boy of his roots. The stories range widely from a satiric piece about a boy movie sta [...]

    4. I really liked him. His stories are really a sign of the times, but the flow was good and it was enjoyable.

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