Category Archives: Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser under the microscope (of a nutty professor or two)

    For the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Francisco this coming May: “Papers are invited on theoretical approaches to [Theodore] Dreiser’s canon and life. Some suggested approaches include Poststructuralism, Feminist Gender Theory, Material Culture, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy … Continue reading

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unable to love

      “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov     *****************************************************   Could Theodore Dreiser ever truly love anyone? The answer is NO. Theodore … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “On Rereading Theodore Dreiser’s ‘An American Tragedy’ “

    This post is also available as a downloadable Word document (below).     I don’t have a Ph.D. and lack the academic qualifications of many literary scholars, yet I have a broad and deep knowledge of literature from … Continue reading

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inventory of Dreiserana (books, etc. by and about Theodore Dreiser) in Roger W. Smith’s personal library

      inventory of Dreiserana in my private library     The attached Word document (above) contains an inventory of Dreiserana — books and materials by, about, and related to the author Theodore Dreiser — in my personal library. … Continue reading

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On Reading Theodore Dreiser’s “An American Tragedy”

    I don’t have a Ph.D. and lack the academic qualifications of many literary scholars, yet I have a broad and deep knowledge of literature from a lifetime of reading and I feel I have excellent taste. I also … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Theodore Dreiser”

  Theodore Dreiser (b. 27 August 1871 in Terre Haute, Indiana; d. 28 Dec 1945 in Los Angeles) was the eighth in a family of nine children. His father, Johann Paul Dreiser, was an immigrant from Prussia who operated a … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, articles published in “A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia”

Roger W. Smith, articles, ‘A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia’

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