Theodore Dreiser: Interviews

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University of Illinois Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 371 pages
Hardly shy about himself or his work, Theodore Dreiser knew the value of publicity. Over four decades he often consented to interviews, answering questions about his fiction, his politics, and even previous interviews.

Throughout his life Dreiser raised a storm of protest with his realistic novels, blistered public figures and other authors with untempered criticism, scorned pieties masking brutality in law and economics, and expressed a few contradictions of his own.

This volume collects for the first time more than seventy interviews. As a group, they show Dreiser dealing with an array of literary and social issues, as well as his lifelong incapacity to mince words. Dreiser is revealed in these interviews as a public figure of epic proportions.
 

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Contents

Author of Sister Carrie Formerly Was a St Louisan
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Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser 7 July 1907
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Theodore Dreiser 15 November 1911
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Theodore Dreiser 23 June 1912
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Theodore Dreiser on the Novel 28 September 1912
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Dreiser on Need of Liberty in Writing
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Author Criticises Orthodox Editors 26 April 1914
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No More Free Ads for Racy Novels 20 August 1916
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Theodore Dreiser Discounts Intermarriage
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Dreiser Asserts His Books Never Will Sell for 1 50
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Dreiser Now Rediscovers America 9 July 1930
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Theodore Dreiser at Home December 1930
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Dreiser Wants Courts to Save Tragedy Film
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Dreiser Carries His Pessimism Lightly at Sixty
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Dreiser Demands Witnesses Safety 6 November 1931
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Dreiser Case May Be Fight to Finish as John W Davis Takes
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Dreiser Favors Federal Control Hits Financiers
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Noted Novelist Visits in City 27 June 1919
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A Bookmans Day Book 24 December 1922
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Dreiser Wants to Know More about Us 13 April 1924
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Theodore Dreiser
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Theodore Dreiser in Berlin Arranging Novels Translation
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A Neighborly Call on Theodore Dreiser
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Theodore Dreiser Here on Way to Study Results of Sovietism
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Dreiser back from Russia Praises Soviet
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Dreiser Looks at the Russian Jews 10 February 1929
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Theodore Dreiser Speaks May 1929
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Theodore Dreiser Gives His Views on Many Things
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Dreiser Talks about Women and Russia 18 May 1930
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Dreiser Overlooks His Former Experiences with Hollywood
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Dreiser at 63 Believes His Best Book Is to Come
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Dreiser at 63 Clings to Hope of Better World
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Will Movies Kill the Novel? 29 August 1936
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Theodore Dreiser Discusses Dallas and His Next Novel
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Dreiser Here to Talk Asks U S to Awake
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An Interview with Theodore Dreiser 16 March 1941
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PM Interviews Dreiser to Learn What He Said in That Inter
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Theodore Dreiser Talks to a Friend 3 January 1946
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Historical Commentary
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Textual Commentary
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