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Jerome Loving- The Last Titan. A Life of Theodore Dreiser (2005)

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Toggle navigation MENU. Email Address. Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. Do you work in the book industry? Which of the following best describes you? Literary Agent. Publicist or Marketing Professional. This is vivid biography, bringing the man very much to life. The streets, the newsrooms, the rented rooms, the yearning of the young Dreiser for money, fame, women, good things in life, keeps reminding the reader of Dreiser's own Carrie and Clyde.

Richardson, Jr. While the major events in Dreiser's life are known, Loving brings an assortment of new details and intelligent conjecture to this compelling story.

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Loving has an experienced hand, and he seems to know exactly where to go in the life, how to make the life available to the reader, and how to make one at least believe that this is how the great novels--"Sister Carrie, An American Tragedy"--and the other fascinating works by Dreiser got written. This masterful critical biography, the first on Dreiser in more than half a century, is the only study to fully weave Dreiser's literary achievement into the context of his life. Jerome Loving gives us a Dreiser for a new generation in a brilliant evocation of a writer who boldly swept away Victorian timidity to open the twentieth century in American literature.

Dreiser was a controversial figure in his time, not only because of his literary efforts, which included publication of the brutal and heartbreaking An American Tragedy in , but also because of his personal life, which featured numerous sexual liaisons, included membership in the communist party, merited a page FBI file, and ended in Hollywood. The Last Titan paints a full portrait of the mature Dreiser between the two world wars—through the roaring twenties, the stock market crash, and the Depression—and describes his contact with important figures from Emma Goldman and H.

Mencken to two presidents Roosevelt.

Tracing Dreiser's literary roots in Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, and especially Whitman, Loving has written what will surely become the standard biography of one of America's best novelists. Specifications Publisher University of California Press.

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