Who is Sinclair Lewis?

  • (noun): United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951).
    Synonyms: Lewis, Harry Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis

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 to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "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 insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as for their strong characterizations of modern working women.

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Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
... The Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home, located at 812 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, formerly South 3rd Street, Sauk Centre, Minnesota in the United States, was the childhood home ... Lewis, was a physician and conducted his medical practice out of this house, as was common in that time ...
Sinclair Lewis - Biography - Parodies and Satires
... Wolcott Gibbs once published a spoof of Lewis' novel Cass Timberlane which he titled "Shad Ampersand." ...
National Register Of Historic Places Listings In Stearns County, Minnesota - Current Listings
... Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home 01968-05-23May 23, 812 ... Sinclair Lewis Ave Sauk Centre Childhood home from 1885 to 1902 of Sinclair Lewis, who would become the most famous American. 3rd Sts Sauk Centre 10-block district considered the inspiration for Sinclair Lewis's 1920 novel Main Street and the concept of "Main Street" as a symbol of American small towns ... Palmer House Hotel 01982-02-11February 11, 500 ... Sinclair Lewis Ave Sauk Centre Example of a once-common hotel type catering specifically to traveling salesmen, built 1901 ...

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    Sinclair Lewis is the perfect example of the false sense of time of the newspaper world.... [ellipsis in source] He was always dominated by an artificial time when he wrote Main Street.... He did not create actual human beings at any time. That is what makes it newspaper. Sinclair Lewis is the typical newspaperman and everything he says is newspaper. The difference between a thinker and a newspaperman is that a thinker enters right into things, a newspaperman is superficial.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    Commitment, by its nature, frees us from ourselves and, while it stands us in opposition to some, it joins us with others similarly committed. Commitment moves us from the mirror trap of the self absorbed with the self to the freedom of a community of shared values.
    —Michael Lewis (late 20th century)

    An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
    —Iain Sinclair (b. 1943)