Mark Schorer

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“I know more about the life of Sinclair Lewis,” so Mark Schorer has written, “day by day, sometimes hour by hour, than he himself could possibly have known or than I know of my own past.” For nine years Professor Schorer has immersed himself in his subject; the result, Sinclair Lewis: An American Life , is a monumental biography which McGraw-Hill will publish in October and from which this article is drawn. Professor Schorer, one of our most distinguished literary critics, teaches at the University of California.

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October 1961

With the publication of his acid-etched but enormously popular portrait of the American small town, Sinclair Lewis emerged as the spokesman for a new literary generation