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By Martin Bucco

Referred to as the most effective writers at the American scene, Dreiser is additionally referred to as one of many world's top worst writers, with claims that he's an impurist with not anything yet genius. This tale, instructed in ugly aspect and with dependable realism, recounts the dilemmas and offerings of a ''loser''; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and obtain his applicable penance.

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In spite of the demands upon her attentions, she remains very much her own young lady, free of entangling alliances or compromises. But so supreme is Clyde's adulation of her that this "seeking Aphrodite" becomes infatuated with her worshipper. Cautious and doubtful, she is puzzled by the chemistry of mutual attraction. Dreiser's treatment of her "Clyde-Mydie" love patter and love letters is deeply satiric. Though intellectually shallow, Sondra is clever, her mind quick and inventive. At Twelfth Lake, she thinks what a great lark it would be to elope with Clyde, but her ingrained sense of the practical reconciles the best of both worlds-until Clyde's arrest.

Have they been solved since 1925? 21. Discuss the regional aspects of Dreiser's novel. Discuss its universal aspects. 22. What is Dreiser's attitude or the attitude of the "implied author" toward the idea of moral purpose in the universe? SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ELIAS ROBERT H. Theodore Dreiser: Apostle of Nature. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1949. Best single scholarly book on Dreiser. M. Theodore Dreiser. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1970. Pamphlet in American Writers Series, 102.

Com with her select social circle, but she is its pace-setter. Her pursuits--swimming, boating, riding, driving, tennis, and golf--seem more like outdoor parties. And at parties it is her custom to shatter young men with her charms, Gilbert Griffiths excepted. In spite of the demands upon her attentions, she remains very much her own young lady, free of entangling alliances or compromises. But so supreme is Clyde's adulation of her that this "seeking Aphrodite" becomes infatuated with her worshipper.

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