Twelve Menby Theodore Dreiser
In 1919, having recently accepted the publishing contract of a new publisher, Dreiser proposed to publish a "book of characters" that would collect twelve biographical sketches of individuals who were major influences on Dreiser, both as a man and as a writer.
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Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) was an American writer best known for controversial naturalistic novels such as Sister Carrie (1900) and An American Tragedy (1925). Assessing his impact on American literature, H. L. Mencken wrote: "American writing, before and after his time, differed almost as much as biology before and after Darwin."
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