Art, Music, and Literature, 1897-1902

Art, Music, and Literature, 1897-1902

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Dreiser's captivating portraits of turn-of-the-century America's famous figures Before coming to national attention for his novel Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser worked for nearly a decade as a magazine editor and freelance writer. Now in paperback, Art, Music, and Literature, 1897-1902 collects a rich selection of Dreiser's brief, colorful articles and interviews with American artists, musicians, and writers during this period. His profiles and interviews include such notables as Alfred Stieglitz, William Dean Howells, and legendary impresario Major James Burton Pond, as well as numerous women artists, novelists, and musicians. The volume is liberally seasoned with period illustrations reproduced from the original publications, and Yoshinobu Hakutani's notes provide biographical details about Dreiser's various subjects.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 134.6 x 221 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252073983
  • 9780252073984

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Reprints thirty-three of Dreiser's articles [and] amounts to an informal survey of American arts and popular culture at the turn of the 20th century. . . . A particular strength of the collection is the material that reveals Dreiser's interest in talented women."
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About Theodore Dreiser

Yoshinobu Hakutani is professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at Kent State University. He is the author or editor of many books, including Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Modernism, Theodore Dreiser's Uncollected Magazine Articles, Theodore Dreiser and American Culture, Selected Magazine Articles of Theodore Dreiser, and Young Dreiser.
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