Theodore Dreiser: Interviews(The Dreiser Edition Series)

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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.
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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. Louisan 1
Talks with four novelists : Mr. Dreiser 5
"Sister Carrie" : Theodore Dreiser 7
Now comes author Theodore Dreiser who tells of 100,000 Jennie Gerhardts 9
Theodore Dreiser 14
Novels to reflect real life 19
Theodore Dreiser 24
Theodore Dreiser on the novel 30
Theodore Dreiser now turns to high finance 34
Dreiser on need of liberty in writing 38
Theo. Dreiser - radical 41
Author criticises orthodox editors 45
Business overlords of America : greatest, most powerful men since days of old Rome 47
No more free ads for racy novels 51
Theodore Dreiser deplores suppression of his novel, "The genius," by vice agent 54
Dreiser favors federal control; hits financiers 63
Noted novelist visits in city 65
America and her Jews 69
Cruel words, Theodore Dreiser! 71
A bookman's day book 79
Literary censorship bunk and hokum, says Theodore Dreiser 82
Mr. Dreiser passes judgment on American literature 88
Dreiser wants to know more about us 95
Clean book bill slays freedom, insists Dreiser 98
See America, says Dreiser 101
Glimpses of interesting Americans : Theodore Dreiser 108
A visit with Theodore Dreiser 114
Master of creative art discusses modern problems 120
Theodore Dreiser in Berlin arranging novel's translation 126
A great American writer is in Paris 129
"England gone America mad," Dreiser says on return here 135
Dreiser says jury systems fail in "knife edge" criminal cases 137
A neighborly call on Theodore Dreiser 144
An interview with Theodore Dreiser in which he discusses errant youth 155
Theodore Dreiser here on way to study results of Sovietism 161
Dreiser back from Russia; praises Soviet 165
Dreiser home, sees Soviet aims gaining 168
Dreiser looks at the Russian Jews 171
You know Mr. Dreiser 176
Theodore Dreiser speaks 182
Theodore Dreiser gives his views on many things 189
Dreiser talks about women and Russia 195
Theodore Dreiser discounts intermarriage 208
Dreiser asserts his books never will sell for $1.50 215
Dreiser brings pessimism back from U.S. tour 218
Dreiser now rediscovers America 221
Theodore Dreiser at home 228
"Hooeyland" says Dreiser, back from film capital 233
Dreiser wants courts to save "tragedy" film 235
Dreiser, 60, glad he's rich, but doubts he's happier 239
Dreiser carries his pessimism lightly at sixty 242
Writers are to test Harlan "free speech" for miners on Nov. 8 245
Dreiser demands witnesses' safety 249
Dreiser speaks his mind here 253
Dreiser case may be fight to finish as John W. Davis takes writer's defense 256
Dreiser holds Mooney bomb sympathy act 260
Dreiser overlooks his former experiences with Hollywood, for things will be different in the filming of "Jennie Gerhardt" 263
Dreiser says NRA is training public 266
Interview by Allan Chase for central press 268
Dreiser, at 63, believes his best book is to come 271
Dreiser to commit suicide if bored, he insists at 63 274
Dreiser, at 63, clings to hope of better world 278
A day with Theodore Dreiser 282
Will movies kill the novel? 287
Author! : author! 292
Theodore Dreiser discusses Dallas and his next novel 295
Flirting powers held in danger 299
Dreiser, here to talk, asks U.S. to awake 301
Radio interview with Theodore Dreiser 303
An interview with Theodore Dreiser 307
Abuse for Britain : Dreiser's contribution to Anglo-U.S. amity 312
PM interviews Dreiser to learn what he said in that interview 315
Second American tragedy 318
Theodore Dreiser talks to a friend 324
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