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Theodore Dreiser
Birth date: August 27, 1871
Died: December 28, 1945
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TheBrainintheJar rated it 5 years ago
“intermingled and furnished it in some nondescript manner which need hardly be described.”I dare you to find a funnier joke in all of history of the world. Only Robert Jordan’s death can compete with this. Theodore Dreiser overwrites like no other, and he is telling us twice that something is nondes...
Everything But The
Everything But The rated it 7 years ago
Sister Carrie is one of those novels that you frequently hear mentioned in nineteenth century literary criticism but probably isn't something you would go out of your way to pick up at the library -- one of the lesser "classics" that you might miss because there's so many others to read. If you're n...
catpdx rated it 7 years ago
Came home from Chicago with the strange desire to read Dreiser. I always think of Saul Bellow, Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, and the endless number of great writers who passed through there, but I think most of "Sister Carrie." A little Dreiser goes a long way - he really is a dreadful writer - ...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 8 years ago
“Gee! This book sure is gay!” Still valid. This book is tragic. Not because it describes tragic events with a downfall of the main character and an unhappy ending, but because causes extreme distress to the reader. Even when I was trying to skim, I slowed down to read properly only to realise th...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it 8 years ago
This book commits the ultimate sin. It's boring. Really, really boring. The story follows the life of Clyde Griffiths. Born to poverty in the early part of the last century and envisioning a better, shinier life for himself, Clyde grasps at every opportunity offered to him and resolutely throws each...
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