Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945

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Birth 1871-08-27
Death 1945-12-28
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Theodore Dreiser was an American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth-century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925).

From the description of The mercy of God : manuscript, [1900-1945?] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051908

Editor and author.

From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, 1910-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009534

Berenice Skidelsky (1887-1984) was an American writer, editor and lecturer. Skidelsky, who also used the pseudonyms Berenice E. Noar and Burton E. Skidell, began her career writing stories for pulp magazines. She wrote short stories and a novel, was a book and movie critic, and became the literary editor of Vogue magazine in 1927. She lectured on political and current events, with a special focus on U.S./Soviet relations.

From the guide to the Berenice Skidelsky papers, 1880s-1984, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Born in Indiana of impoverished Catholic German immigrant parents, Theodore Dreiser's education was erratic but his love for reading helped him become a writer. His novels were considered amoral and heavily censored, but are today accounted masterpieces of American naturalism.

From the description of Theodore Dreiser letter to Wharton, 1934 March 15. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50699183

Theodore Dreiser, author, was the foremost American literary naturalist and author of two of the most significant works of early twentieth century American fiction, SISTER CARRIE (1900) and AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (1925).

From the description of The power of convention : later called convention : manuscript, [1900-1945?]] / by Theodore Dreiser. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177679920

Novelist, author of Sister Carrie (1900), Jennie Gerhardt (1911).

From the description of Letter, 24 August 1926 (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 22436637

American author of the naturalist school, who began as a journalist and was also active in support of communism.

From the description of Theodore Dreiser collection, 1897-1983. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936803

American writer.

From the description of Theodore Dreiser papers, circa 1890-1965 (bulk 1897-1955). (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155896129

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) was an American writer, reporter, editor and social reformer. Between the publication of his first work, the novel Sister Carrie (1900), and the publication of his masterwork, An American tragedy (1925), he composed collections of short stories, plays, autobiographical accounts, philosophical essays and novels. With the publication of An American tragedy Dreiser became interested in numerous social causes, interests that would increase dramatically during the 1930s. Although critical of communism early on, Dreiser published an anti-capitalist work, Tragic America, in 1931 and joined the American Communist party before his death. He died in Hollywood in 1945 leaving two novels to be published posthumously - The bulwark (1946) and The stoic (1947).

From the description of Papers of Theodore Dreiser, 1917-1946. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122560023

American novelist.

From the description of ALS : New York, to Alfred A. Knopf, 1914 Jan. 12. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86102608

From the description of Letters, 1897-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367389003

From the description of The bulwark, 1945. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 229409174

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to F.A. Duneka, 1911 Oct. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526136

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5) and typewritten letters signed (2) : Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, etc. to Margaret Carson, 1944 June 16-1945 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270533448

Theodore Dreiser, born in 1871, was an influential American novelist. His Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1926) were his best known works, painting a bleak picture of industrial America at the turn of the century. Though Dreiser was not a religious man, he had great affection and sympathy for members of the Society of Friends. His novel, The Bulwark, tells the story of a Philadelphia Quaker. Theodore Dreiser died in 1945.

From the description of Papers, 1912-1925. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 30723783

Born in Indiana of impoverished Catholic German immigrant parents, Theodore Dreiser's education was erratic, but his love for reading helped him become a writer. His novels were considered amoral and were heavily censored, but are today considered masterpieces of American naturalism.

From the description of Theodore Dreiser letters, 1909-1943. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56429527

A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Dreiser began his writing career as a journalist and editor. In 1900 he published his first novel, and continued in the magazine industry as an editor until 1934. A major author of the period, his books were banned in some libraries.

From the description of Papers, 1933-ca. 1940. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32518254

American author of the naturalist school.

From the description of Unknown, 1947. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 228040809

Kyra Markham, whose first name was also spelled "Kirah," was a pseudonym of Elaine Hyman.

From the description of Letters to Kyra Markham, 1913-1959. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 85034763

American author.

From the description of Letters of Theodore Dreiser [manuscript], 1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833106

From the description of Theodore Dreiser collection, undated. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 148047561

From the description of Letter to Louis Wilkinson, [manuscript], 1917 July 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647882216

From the description of Correspondence with A. L. Noyes, 1927-1931. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 84608750

From the description of Typed letters signed (4) : New York, to Harry Hansen of The World-Telegram, 1931 Apr. 25 (item 1), May 20 (item 2), June 1 (item 4), and June 10 (item 6). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874902

From the guide to the Correspondence with A. L. Noyes, 1927-1931, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Theodore Dreiser, American novelist, was born in 1871 and died in 1945. His niece, Vera Dreiser, published MY UNCLE THEODORE, in 1976.

From the description of Theodore Dreiser collection, 1921-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863034

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) was an American author and journalist who was part of the Naturalist literary movement of the nineteenth century. He is best known for his novels Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy .

From the guide to the Theodore Dreiser Poem, 1871-1945, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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