Author

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Sinclair Lewis

American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright

1885   -   1951

movement: literary realism
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: American English
educated at: Yale University, Oberlin College
occupation: novelist, playwright, journalist, writer
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Prometheus Award - Hall of Fame

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States (and the first from the Americas) to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H. L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds." He has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a postage stamp in the Great Americans series.
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works

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Arrowsmith

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1925

Babbitt

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1922

Elmer Gantry

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1927

Dodsworth

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1929

It Can't Happen Here

1935 dystopian novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1935

Free Air

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1919

Gideon Planish

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

Kingsblood Royal

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1947

Main Street

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1920

Mantrap

novel by Sinclair Lewis

author: Sinclair Lewis

1926

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