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Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951)

Autor(a) de Babbitt

102+ Works 20,215 Membros 422 Reviews 75 Favorited

About the Author

Harry Sinclair Lewis was born on February 7, 1885 in Minnesota. He was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. A lonely child, Lewis immersed himself in reading and diary writing. mostrar mais While studying at Yale University and living in writer Upton Sinclair's communal house, he wrote for Yale Literary Magazine and helped to build the Panama Canal. After graduating from Yale in 1908, Lewis began writing fiction, publishing 22 novels by the end of his career. His early works, while often praised by literary critics, did not reach popularity but with Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), Arrowsmith (1925), Elmer Gantry (1927), and Dodsworth (1929), Sinclair Lewis achieved fame as a writer. His style of choice was satire; he explored American small-town life, conformity, hypocrisy, and materialism. Sinclair Lewis was married and divorced twice. As his career wound down, he spent his later life in Europe and died in Rome on January 10, 1951. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt (1922) 5,051 cópias
Main Street (1920) 4,098 cópias
It Can't Happen Here (1935) 3,352 cópias
Arrowsmith (1925) 2,081 cópias
Elmer Gantry (1927) 1,536 cópias
Dodsworth (1929) 604 cópias
Kingsblood Royal (1947) 556 cópias
Main Street / Babbitt (1992) 443 cópias
Cass Timberlane (1945) 422 cópias
Ann Vickers (1933) 173 cópias
Free Air (1919) 152 cópias
The Prodigal Parents (1938) 101 cópias
Work of Art (1932) 93 cópias
Bethel Merriday (1940) 86 cópias
Gideon Planish (1943) 80 cópias
The God Seeker (1949) 78 cópias
Mantrap (1926) 77 cópias
The Job (1917) 75 cópias
World So Wide (1950) 73 cópias
Our Mr. Wrenn (1914) 72 cópias
The Man Who Knew Coolidge (1928) 39 cópias
The Trail of the Hawk (1915) 38 cópias
Elmer Gantry [1960 film] (1960) — Novel — 35 cópias
The Days of the King (1924) — Prefácio — 26 cópias
Seven Selected Short Stories (1946) 11 cópias
Storm in the West (1963) 10 cópias
The Three Readers: Clifton Fadiman, Sinclair Lewis, Carl Van Doren (1943) — Editor; Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Hike and the Aeroplane (1912) 7 cópias
Let's Play King (1931) 5 cópias
Main Street, Volume 1 of 2 (1985) 4 cópias
Main Street [annotated] (2019) 4 cópias
Free Air 3 cópias
Main Street, Volume 2 of 2 (1985) 3 cópias
The Best is Yet to Be (1994) 3 cópias
Minnesota Diary, 1942-46 (2000) 3 cópias
Ann Vickers, Volume 2 of 2 (1973) 2 cópias
Ann Vickers, Volume 1 of 2 (1973) 2 cópias
Walt Disney's Bongo (a Big Golden book) (1947) — Original story — 2 cópias
Opere 2 cópias
[no title] 2 cópias
It Can't Happen Here / Articles (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
Gideon Planish / Articles (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
Mantrap and Other Stories (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
Babbitt / Arrowsmith 1 exemplar(es)
Arrowsmith, Volume 2 1 exemplar(es)
Virga Vay & Allan Cedar 1 exemplar(es)
The Works of Sinclair Lewis (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Lewis Sinclair 1 exemplar(es)
You Know How Women Are 1 exemplar(es)
Main Street, Volume 1 of 3 (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Babbitt (Volume 2 of 2) (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Keep Out of the Kitchen (1929) 1 exemplar(es)
The Post-Mortem Murder (1921) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

O Velho e O Mar (1950) — Introdução, algumas edições30,674 cópias
Por Quem os Sinos Dobram (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições18,933 cópias
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuinte — 679 cópias
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (2009) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Twenty Grand Short Stories (1967) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
Adventure Stories from the Strand (1995) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Fun and Fancy Free [1947 film] (1947) — Original story — 108 cópias
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
The Fantastic Pulps (1975) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Nobel Prize Library: Kawabata, Kipling, Lewis (1971) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 43 cópias
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
An American Omnibus (1933) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Dodsworth [1936 film] (1936) — Original story — 28 cópias
Pulitzer Prize Reader (1961) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Rogues' Gallery: The Great Criminals of Modern Fiction (1945) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Panorama of Modern Literature (1934) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
New Stories for Men (1941) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Arrowsmith [1931 film] (1931) — Original novel — 10 cópias
Los Premios Pulitzer de novela (I) (1970) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Los Premios Nobel de Literatura, v.1 — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Sinclair Lewis's Dodsworth (1948) 2 cópias
Bongo [1947 short film] (1947) — Original story — 2 cópias
It Can Happen Here (2012) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
A Reader for Writers — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Free Air / Hermann Lauscher / On Overgrown Paths — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
7 Novel Dystopian Collection — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Modern American short stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Lewis, Sinclair
Nome de batismo
Lewis, Harry Sinclair
Outros nomes
Lewis, Red
Graham, Tom
Data de nascimento
1885
Data de falecimento
1951
Local de enterro
Greenwood Cemetery, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
País (para mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Local de falecimento
Rome, Italy
Causa da morte
advanced alcoholism
Locais de residência
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, USA
Helicon Home Colony, Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Carmel, California, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
New York, New York, USA
Rome, Italy (mostrar todas 9)
Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Thorvale Farm, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Barnard, Vermont, USA
Educação
Oberlin Academy
Yale University (AB|1908)
Ocupação
novelist
short-story writer
playwright
sold fiction plots to novelist Jack London
ghostwriter
editor (mostrar todas 12)
reporter
advertising manager
actor
secretary
janitor
columnist
Relacionamentos
Thompson, Dorothy (wife|divorced)
Lewis, Grace Hegger (wife|divorced)
Lewis, J. P. Sinclair (grandson)
Wharton, Edith (friend)
Acheson, Dean (friend)
Shirer, William L. (friend) (mostrar todas 8)
Kruif, Paul de (friend)
Jordan, Elizabeth Garver (editor)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1935)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (vice president)
Helicon Home Colony, Englewood, New Jersey
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California writers' colony
Transatlantic Tales, New York, New York (assistant editor)
Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa (reporter) (mostrar todas 14)
Associated Press, San Francisco (staff writer)
Volta Review, Washington, D.C. (staff member)
Frederick A. Stokes (publisher), New York, New York (manuscript reader)
Adventure, New York, New York (assistant editor)
Publisher's Newspaper Syndicate, New York, NY (editor)
George H. Doran (publisher), New York, NY (editorial assistant, advertising manager, and full-time writer)
Newsweek (columnist)
Esquire (columnist)
Premiações
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1930)
Agente
Edith Haggard

Membros

Resenhas

It's easy to see why this 1930s novel was reprinted in 2017, but I didn't find this one as chilling as I was expecting. And I thought it would spend more time on build-up of Buzz Windrip becoming a president than it did—all that happened very quickly very early on.
 
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queen_ypolita | outras 87 resenhas | Mar 30, 2024 |
Like so many others, I read this in high school. I read it again in college. Both times I adored the story, and it led to Sinclair Lewis becoming a favorite author. [b:Elmer Gantry|11378|Elmer Gantry|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1386925217l/11378._SX50_.jpg|13842] and [b:It Can't Happen Here|11371|It Can't Happen Here|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1670180451l/11371._SY75_.jpg|1296784] played roles in shaping my religious and political views.

Oddly, I remembered none of this book as I read it for a third time. It was far more boring than I thought it would be. Things I expected were not present. I think that some memories come from [b:A Doll's House|37793|A Doll's House|Henrik Ibsen|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1660268136l/37793._SY75_.jpg|10535173], but I'm not sure. Given that my memory of the book and play stretches back more than forty years, it's inevitable that some memories will meld or change.

Main Street is well written. Lewis is a master at building and then tearing down characters with satire. (Sometimes he bats you about the face with it.) However, I think he's a better writer when he's criticizing society outright. So, I was a bit disappointed. I think his immaturity as a writer is displayed quite prominently when [b:Main Street|11376|Main Street|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1308953459l/11376._SY75_.jpg|18537748] is placed next to other books like [b:Arrowsmith|11389|Arrowsmith|Sinclair Lewis|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328006651l/11389._SY75_.jpg|1446230].

But, these are my foibles as an older person. I've noticed lately that I don't have the patience for young writers that I used to have. So, the rating stays the same as I gave it when I was in my teens and in my 20s.
… (mais)
 
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rabbit-stew | outras 74 resenhas | Dec 31, 2023 |
He def wanted to elope to Maine w/ Paulibus.
 
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k6gst | outras 95 resenhas | Dec 27, 2023 |
An interesting alternate history dystopia in which the US turns into a fascist dictatorship in response to the Depression.
 
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JBarringer | outras 87 resenhas | Dec 15, 2023 |

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Ivan T. Sanderson Contributor
Mark Van Doren Contributor
Thomas Jefferson Contributor
Matthew Hale Contributor
George Ade Contributor
W. H. Auden Contributor
John Collier Contributor
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George Santayana Contributor
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Edward F. Ricketts Contributor
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Gustav Flaubert Contributor
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John Steinbeck Contributor
Herman Melville Contributor
Arnold J. Toynbee Contributor
Eleanor Green Contributor
Frank Laskier Contributor
E. M. Forster Contributor
Norman Corwin Contributor
John Bainbridge Contributor
Harold Sterner Illustrator
Kenneth Krauss Introduction
Neli Dospevska Translator
Daisy Bródy Translator
Thomas Mallon Introduction
Hans Meisel Translator
Perry Meisel Introduction
Jay Richard Kennedy Introduction
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Barbara Grace Spayd Introduction
Aloys Skoumal Translator
E. L. Doctorow Afterword
Ben F. Stahl Illustrator
Anthony Heald Narrator
R.D. Scudellari Cover designer
Edouard de Nève Translator

Estatísticas

Obras
102
Also by
50
Membros
20,215
Popularidade
#1,073
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
422
ISBNs
917
Idiomas
21
Favorito
75

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