Theodore Dreiser: Interviews(The Dreiser Edition Series)

Theodore Dreiser: Interviews(The Dreiser Edition Series)

by Frederic E. Rusch
     
 

"Hardly shy about himself or his work, Theodore Dreiser knew the value of publicity. Over four decades he often consented to interviews, answering questions about his fiction, his politics, and the major social issues of his day." "Throughout his life Dreiser raised a storm of protest with his realistic novels, blistered public figures and other authors with… See more details below

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"Hardly shy about himself or his work, Theodore Dreiser knew the value of publicity. Over four decades he often consented to interviews, answering questions about his fiction, his politics, and the major social issues of his day." "Throughout his life Dreiser raised a storm of protest with his realistic novels, blistered public figures and other authors with forthright criticism, scorned pieties masking brutality in law and economics, and expressed a few contradictions of his own." This volume collects for the first time more than seventy interviews. As a group, they show Dreiser dealing with an array of literary and social issues, as well as his lifelong tendency not to mince words. Dreiser is revealed in these interviews as a public figure of epic proportions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252029431
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Dreiser Edition Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Author of "Sister Carrie" formerly was a St. Louisan1
Talks with four novelists : Mr. Dreiser5
"Sister Carrie" : Theodore Dreiser7
Now comes author Theodore Dreiser who tells of 100,000 Jennie Gerhardts9
Theodore Dreiser14
Novels to reflect real life19
Theodore Dreiser24
Theodore Dreiser on the novel30
Theodore Dreiser now turns to high finance34
Dreiser on need of liberty in writing38
Theo. Dreiser - radical41
Author criticises orthodox editors45
Business overlords of America : greatest, most powerful men since days of old Rome47
No more free ads for racy novels51
Theodore Dreiser deplores suppression of his novel, "The genius," by vice agent54
Dreiser favors federal control; hits financiers63
Noted novelist visits in city65
America and her Jews69
Cruel words, Theodore Dreiser!71
A bookman's day book79
Literary censorship bunk and hokum, says Theodore Dreiser82
Mr. Dreiser passes judgment on American literature88
Dreiser wants to know more about us95
Clean book bill slays freedom, insists Dreiser98
See America, says Dreiser101
Glimpses of interesting Americans : Theodore Dreiser108
A visit with Theodore Dreiser114
Master of creative art discusses modern problems120
Theodore Dreiser in Berlin arranging novel's translation126
A great American writer is in Paris129
"England gone America mad," Dreiser says on return here135
Dreiser says jury systems fail in "knife edge" criminal cases137
A neighborly call on Theodore Dreiser144
An interview with Theodore Dreiser in which he discusses errant youth155
Theodore Dreiser here on way to study results of Sovietism161
Dreiser back from Russia; praises Soviet165
Dreiser home, sees Soviet aims gaining168
Dreiser looks at the Russian Jews171
You know Mr. Dreiser176
Theodore Dreiser speaks182
Theodore Dreiser gives his views on many things189
Dreiser talks about women and Russia195
Theodore Dreiser discounts intermarriage208
Dreiser asserts his books never will sell for $1.50215
Dreiser brings pessimism back from U.S. tour218
Dreiser now rediscovers America221
Theodore Dreiser at home228
"Hooeyland" says Dreiser, back from film capital233
Dreiser wants courts to save "tragedy" film235
Dreiser, 60, glad he's rich, but doubts he's happier239
Dreiser carries his pessimism lightly at sixty242
Writers are to test Harlan "free speech" for miners on Nov. 8245
Dreiser demands witnesses' safety249
Dreiser speaks his mind here253
Dreiser case may be fight to finish as John W. Davis takes writer's defense256
Dreiser holds Mooney bomb sympathy act260
Dreiser overlooks his former experiences with Hollywood, for things will be different in the filming of "Jennie Gerhardt"263
Dreiser says NRA is training public266
Interview by Allan Chase for central press268
Dreiser, at 63, believes his best book is to come271
Dreiser to commit suicide if bored, he insists at 63274
Dreiser, at 63, clings to hope of better world278
A day with Theodore Dreiser282
Will movies kill the novel?287
Author! : author!292
Theodore Dreiser discusses Dallas and his next novel295
Flirting powers held in danger299
Dreiser, here to talk, asks U.S. to awake301
Radio interview with Theodore Dreiser303
An interview with Theodore Dreiser307
Abuse for Britain : Dreiser's contribution to Anglo-U.S. amity312
PM interviews Dreiser to learn what he said in that interview315
Second American tragedy318
Theodore Dreiser talks to a friend324

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