Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis

Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis (Hardback)

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 Quixotic Vision of Sinclair Lewis
Purdue University Press
6.00" x 9.00"

Book Description

Sensing in Sinclair Lewis's life an endless swordplay between romance and realism, Martin Light proposes here a new perspective, that of quixotism, through which to view his novels. The romantic who schools himself on sentimental novels, who sees himself riding forth to conquer, and who finds a world that is more the projection of his illusions than of a sense of reality is called a quixote, according to the author. He sees this quality in Lewis's approach to life, following the fifteen-year apprenticeship during which Lewis wrote sentimental poems and short stories, and his creation of significant quixotic protagonists.

About the Author(s):

Martin Light is an associate professor of English at Purdue University. He holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. He has edited three books, the most recent on Babbitt.