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Jan 01, Pages. Oct 30, Pages. Nov 01, Pages. Among all of our prose writers he is one of the few men of whom it may be said that he has.
If there is a modern movement in American prose writing, a movement toward greater courage and fidelity to life in writing, Theodore Dreiser is the pioneer and the hero of the movement. Banned on publication for its questionable morals, Sister Carrie is the great American novel of seduction, a masterpiece of insight into appetite and innocence.
It leaves behind an inescapable impression of bigness, of epic sweep and dignity.
It is not a mere story, not a novel in the customary American meaning of the word; it is at once a psalm of life and a criticism of life. The thing he seeks to do is to stir, to awaken, to move. One does not arise from such a book as Sister Carrie with a smirk of satisfaction; one leaves it infinitely touched. Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, or she rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse. Like other national literatures, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it.
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