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Lewis, Grace Hegger. Half a Loaf. New York Liveright, 1931. } . With Love from Grade. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1955. ) Manson, Alexander (as told to Helen Camp). "The Last Days of Sinclair Lewis," Saturday Evening Post, 223:27, 110-12 (March 31, 1951). ) Miller, Perry. "The Incorruptible Sinclair Lewis," Atlantic, 187:30-34 (April 1951). ) Schorer, Mark. Sinclair Lewis: An American Life. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961. ) , ed. Sinclair Lewis: A Collection of Critical Essays. : Prentice-Hall (Spectrum Books), 1962.
Bethel Merriday (1940) is a novel about a young actress. Less embarrassing than The Prodigal Parents, it is hardly more important as fiction. Through the education of his young heroine in summer stock and touring companies, Lewis was able to include everything that he had learned about the theater; attached to rather than incorporated in this handbook material is a pale romance. Learning as much as one does of the theater, one learns nothing of the impulses that drive an actor or of the kind of satisfactions that an actor finds in his profession; and while the novel at one point glances at a May and December relationship, one learns no more of Sinclair Lewis' passion for young women than for the stage.
Main Street. New York: Signet Classics. 25. Critical and Biographical Studies Grebstein, Sheldon Norman. Sinclair Lewis. ) New York: Twayne, 1962. Guthrie, Ramon. "Sinclair Lewis and the 'Labor Novel,'" Proceedings (Second Series, Number 2), American Academy of Arts and Letters. New York, 1952. ) . "The 'Labor Novel' That Sinclair Lewis Never Wrote," New York Herald Tribune Books, February 10, 1952. ) "Harrison, Oliver" (Harrison Smith). Sinclair Lewis. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1925. ) Hoffman, Frederick J.