A Hoosier Holiday
"Though far from the authorís usual musings, this is actually a forerunner to the American road novel and very well could have been one of the inspirations for Jack Kerouac... this is a fine addition to public and academic libraries." óLibrary Journal
"Theodore Dreiser, road warrior... Dreiserís account of his homecoming will touch a familiar and responsive chord in anyone who has undertaken one.... In that, as in so much else in this book, as in the great body of all his work, Dreiser in his earnest, heartfelt, clumsy way speaks to the universal experience." óJonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World
"Because [the book] provides a portrait of the artist as a young man and describes the nation as a mosaic of individual cultures, Dreiserís journey offers several different lessons. Part travelogue, part autobiography, part collection of essays, A Hoosier Holiday lays out the landscape of a nation that ceased to exist once the highway unfurled across the map." óPublishers Weekly (starred review)
By 1914, Theodore Dreiser was a successful writer living in New York. He had not been back to his home state in over 20 years. When his friend Franklin Booth approached him with the idea of driving from New York to Indiana, Dreiserís response to Booth was immediate: "All my life Iíve been thinking of making a return trip to Indiana and writing a book about it." Along the route, Dreiser recorded his impressions of the people and land in words while his traveling companion sketched some of these scenes. In this reflective tale, Dreiser and Booth cross four states to arrive at Indiana and the sites and memories of Dreiserís early life in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Evansville, Warsaw, and his one year at Indiana University.
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It takes a patient reader to understand Indiana native Theodore Dreiser. I would recommend the book to an enthusiast of the "road novel." Most people think of Jack Kerouac, but A Hoosier Holiday pre-dated "On the Road" by at least 40 years. Read full review
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CHAPTER PAGE I The Rose Window
The Scenic Route
Across the Meadows to the Passaic
The Piety and Eggs of Paterson
Across the Delaware
An American Summer Resort
The Frontier of Indiana
Across the Border of Boyland
A Middle Western Crowd
Warsaw at Last
Warsaw in 18846
The Old House
The Kiss of Fair Gusta
In and Out of Scranton
A Little American Town
The Magic of the Road and Some Tales
Railroads and a New Wonder of the World
A Country Hotel
The City of Swamp Root
A Ride by Night
Chicken and Waffles and the Toon O Bath
Mr Hubbard and an Automobile Flir tation
The Rev J Cadden McMickens
The Capital of the Fra
Buffalo Old and New
Along the Erie Shore
The Approach to Erie
The Wreckage of a Storm
The Gay Life of the Lake Shore
A Summer Storm and Some Comments on the Picture Postcard
The Flat Lands of Ohio
Ostend Purged of Sin
When Hope Hopped High
Old Haunts and Old Dreams
Bill Arnold and His Brood
In the Chautauqua Belt
The Mystery of Coincidence
The Folks at Carmel
An Indiana Village
A Sentimental Interlude
Indianapolis and a Glympse of Fairy land
The Spirit of Terre Haute
Terre Haute After ThirtySeven Years
A Lush Egyptian Land
Another Old Home
Fishing in the Busseron and a County Fair
The Ferry at Decker
A Minstrel Brother
The Backwoods of Indiana
A College Town
Booster Day and a Memory
The End of the Journey
Our Land, Our Literature: Literature - Theodore Dreiser
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