Sinclair Lewis letters to Ramon and Marguerite Guthrie, 1926-1933.


Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Sinclair Lewis letters to Ramon and Marguerite Guthrie, 1926-1933.

Sinclair Lewis letters to Ramon and Marguerite Guthrie, 1926-1933.

Comprises twenty-seven typed and autograph letters from Nobel Prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis to poet, author, and Dartmouth professor and poet Ramon Guthrie, a longtime personal friend. Covering the period 1926-1933, the letters were written by Lewis during travels to Berlin, London, New York, California, Florida, and Barnard, VT. In addition to references to the literary work of Guthrie and Lewis, they provide amusing examples of Lewis's wry, sometimes eccentric and often playfully self-deprecating sense of humor. The tongue-in-cheek account of his acceptance of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm is a particularly striking case in point. Frequent mention of the activities of Lewis's second wife, crusading journalist Dorothy Thompson, whom he had married in 1928, pervade the letters. Lewis often signs his letters with the sobriquet "Red," or with some whimsically fictional alias.

1 box (27 letters)

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Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 (person)

Sinclair Lewis (b. Feb. 7, 1885, Sauk Centre, MN–d. January 10, 1951, Rome, Italy) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930. ...

Guthrie, Ramon, 1896-1973 (person)

Guthrie was born in New York City in 1896, the son of Harry and Ella May Hollister Guthrie. He attended the Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass. from 1912 to 1915. During 1916 he worked in the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Conn. and taught in Newfane, Vt. In 1916 he joined the 10th Connecticut Field Artillery. He joined the United States Air Force in 1918. Later, in 1944-1945, he served in the Office of Strategic Services in North Africa and France. Guthrie taught at the Un...

Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961 (person)

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Guthrie, Marguerite. (person)