Art, Music, and Literature, 1897-1902

Art, Music, and Literature, 1897-1902

by Theodore Dreiser
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252073984
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Art and Artists
A High Priestess of Art: Alice B. Stephens3
Work of Mrs. Kenyon Cox8
Art Work of Irving R. Wiles12
The American Water-Color Society16
A Painter of Travels: Gilbert Gaul20
Artists' Studios: Hints Concerning the Aim of All Decoration29
America's Sculptors40
A Painter of Cats and Dogs: John Henry Dolph49
Karl Bitter, Sculptor58
E. Percy Moran and His Work63
America's Greatest Portrait Painters67
Concerning Bruce Crane76
The Camera Club of New York80
Lawrence E. Earle93
The Color of To-Day: William Louis Sonntag98
A Remarkable Art: Alfred Steiglitz112
Pt. 2The World of Music
Our Women Violinists125
Birth and Growth of a Popular Song130
His Life Given Up to Music: Theodore Thomas135
American Women Who Play the Harp144
American Women Violinists154
American Women Who Are Winning Fame as Pianists161
The Story of a Song-Queen's Triumph: Lillian Nordica168
Whence the Song183
Pt. 3Literary Heritage
Historic Tarrytown: Washington Irving201
Anthony Hope Tells a Secret210
How He Climbed Fame's Ladder: William Dean Howells217
Haunts of Nathaniel Hawthorne228
Literary Lions I Have Met240
Amelia E. Barr and Her Home Life251
The Home of William Cullen Bryant260
American Women as Successful Playwrights270
John Burroughs in His Mountain Hut278
AppDreiser's Magazine Articles, 1897-1902285
Index291

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