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Sinclair Lewis

(Harry Sinclair Lewis)
USA (1885 - 1951)
Grandfather of J P Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as their strong characterizations of modern working women.
 
Non fiction
From Main Street to StockholmThe Man from Main Street
 
Anthologies containing stories by Sinclair Lewis
Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories
 
Short stories
Travel Is So Broadening (1928)


Awards
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (1930)


Books about Sinclair Lewis
Three Literary Men: A Memoir of Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, Edgar Lee Masters
 
Sinclair Lewis recommends
The Cream of the Jest
The Cream of the Jest (1917)
(Saga of Poictesme)
James Branch Cabell
"A book of dreams it is, and of very wonderful dreams."



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