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02 фев 2010, 21:18

 February 7 is a Harry Sinclair Lewis Birthday!
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Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as their strong characterizations of modern working women.
In 1930, Lewis won the Nobel Prize in Literature in his first year of nomination. In the Swedish Academy's presentation speech, special attention was paid to Babbitt. In his Nobel Lecture, he praised Theodore Dreiser, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, and other contemporaries, but also lamented that "in America most of us — not readers alone, but even writers — are still afraid of any literature which is not a glorification of everything American, a glorification of our faults as well as our virtues," and that America is "the most contradictory, the most depressing, the most stirring, of any land in the world today."
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02 фев 2010, 21:23

 Питання до дискусії про літературу
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1)What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘literature’?
2)What kind of literature do you read?
3)Who is your favourite character from literature?
4)Do you think today’s literature is up to the same standard of the literature from a hundred years ago?
5)Have you read any books by winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature?
6)Would you like to study English literature?
7)Has the literature of your country influenced the world?
8)Do you think songwriters should be eligible for the Nobel Prize for Literature?
9)Would you like to study the history of world literature?
10)Do you like classical literature?
11)What do you think of modern literature?
12)Did you enjoy studying literature at school?
13)What image do you have of people who study literature at university?
14)In 1857, Gustave Flaubert said: "Read in order to live." What do you think of this?
15)Do you like classical literature?
16)What do you think of children’s literature?
17)Are you proud of your country’s literature?
18)Are you more interested in world literature or just the literature of your country?
19) Do you think we’ll all be reading or listening to e-Books in the future?
20)What different kinds of literature exist? Is literature only novels?

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03 фев 2010, 13:04

 Sinclair Lewis: Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Dodsworth
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In all, Sinclair Lewis wrote 22 novels, of which "Arrowsmith," "Elmer Gantry," and "Dodsworth" are among his most famous. Through his novels and other works, Lewis offers a critique of American culture and politics, with its multitude of contradictions. In his Nobel Lecture, he called America "the most contradictory, the most depressing, the most stirring, of any land in the world today." And, it was out of such a land as this that he was able to spin so many novels.
Arrowsmith--Quandaries in the Medical Profession

Published in 1925, "Arrowsmith" is a novel about a young scientist and medical student, Martin Arrowsmith. It's also the novel that won Lewis the Pulitzer Prize, which he refused to accept.

In the beginning Lewis writes that Arrowsmith "appeared curiously determined, curiously content." Unfortunately, idealism and determination weren't enough to protect him from the realities of the medical profession. While "quacks... chewing-gum salesmen" and others live in large houses, attended by servants, and travel in limousines, men like Arrowsmith are run out of town. His hero and mentor, Max Gottlieb, lived "in a cramped cottage," with paint peeling around him, and he "rode to his laboratory on an ancient and squeaky bicycle."

Arrowsmith is beset by a myriad of possibilities, and he must decide what his place will be in medicine, whether he will pursue pure research, money, or some other more noble aim. In the end, he says, "I feel as if I were really beginning to work now... We'll plug along on it for two or three years, and maybe we'll get something permanent--and probably we'll fail."
Elmer Gantry--Fanaticism & Hypocrisy in Religion

While "Arrowsmith" leaves us with a realization of some of the quandaries in the medical profession, "Elmer Gantry" (1927) draws us into the controversial arena of fanatically religiosity and hypocrisy. The novel is an unabashed, unashamed, and unforgiving look at a man whose actions contradict everything he says. The book was banned in Boston, and other cities, for its depiction of the morally corrupt evangelist, Elmer Gantry. Several years later, it was even banned in Ireland. The opening and closing lines of the novel say it all: "Elmer Gantry was drunk... And we shall yet make these United States a moral nation."

Of course, Lewis enjoyed controversy and publicity: He added to the controversy when he defied God from the pulpit, giving God 15 minutes to strike him dead. And, he probably would have immensely enjoyed some of the controversy that has surrounded Elmer Gantry-type ministers ever since. Evangelists like Billy Graham have had to contend with being likened to Elmer Gantry--using evangelism for the wrong reasons. The name has gone beyond "Trivial Pursuit" to become part of our language.
Dodsworth--As a Marriage Falls Apart

Sinclair Lewis published "Dodsworth" several years after "Elmer Gantry," in 1929, which was the year before he received the Nobel Prize. This novel was a product of his long stay in Europe. Here, Sam Dodsworth tours Europe with his wife, Fran, as we watch their marriage fall apart. He says, "Oh, I've been the boiled mutton-head! ... I never discovered till today that we do all this hustling, all this jamming in subways, all this elbowing into elevators, to keep us occupied and keep from getting anything done!"

In this novel, Dodsworth is a retired manufacturer of automobiles, an interesting profession for a man whose marriage is a wreck. Then, when he is finally by himself at the end, "he found a youthfulness." He was, "so confidently happy that he completely forgot Fran and he did not again yearn for her, for almost two days." Lewis writes that "perhaps that's all we can hope for in this life... just a few days of being happy, or forgetting other things, anything that might put a damper on that happiness."
Sinclair Lewis--The Collection

Sinclair Lewis had hope and a belief in the future of American literature. In our coming-of age, he said that we are coming out of "the stuffiness of safe, sane, and incredibly dull provincialism." This collection is a tribute to Sinclair Lewis, as we recognize the controversies that have surrounded his greatest works.

Sinclair Lewis may not be as well-known as he once was, and his works may not be as widely read, but this collection is an important step. It's a salute to Sinclair Lewis as he once offered his salute to all the upcoming, young American writers: "I salute them, with a joy in being not yet too far removed from their determination to give to the America that has mountains and endless prairies, enormous cities and lost far cabins, billions of money and tons of faith, to an America that is as strange as Russia and as complex as China, a literature worthy of her vastness."

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03 фев 2010, 13:07

 Sinclair Lewis Quotes
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# "Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment."
- Sinclair Lewis, Arrowsmith, Chapter 25

# "Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. In protest, I declined election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters some years ago, and now I must decline the Pulitzer Prize."
- Sinclair Lewis

# "In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman."
- Sinclair Lewis, Babbit, Chapter 14

# "Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country."
- Sinclair Lewis

# "Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead."
- Sinclair Lewis

# "There are dozens of young poets and fictioneers most of them a little insane in the tradition of James Joyce, who, however insane they may be, have refused to be genteel and traditional and dull."
- Sinclair Lewis

# "There are two insults which no human being will endure: the assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble."
- Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

# "We have the power to bore people long after we are dead."
- Sinclair Lewis

# "What is love? It is the morning and the evening star."
- Sinclair Lewis


# "Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age."
- Sinclair Lewis

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03 фев 2010, 13:12

 Upton Sinclair became famous for his novel, "The Jungle"
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# "Fascism is capitalism plus murder."
- Upton Sinclair

# "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."
- Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

# "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
- Upton Sinclair

# ""Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself. He is humiliated by his simian ancestry, and tries to deny his animal nature, to persuade himself that he is not limited by its weaknesses nor concerned in its fate. And this impulse may be harmless, when it is genuine. But what are we to say when we see the formulas of heroic self-deception made use of by unheroic self-indulgence?"
- Upton Sinclair, "Profits of Religion"

# "You don't have to be satisfied with America as you find it. You can change it. I didn't like the way I found America some sixty years ago, and I've been trying to change it ever since."
- Upton Sinclair

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