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Theodore Dreiser

Novelist (27-Aug-1871 — 28-Dec-1945)


Ann M. Algeo. The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer. Peter Lang. 1996. 164pp.

Hugh C. Atkinson. Theodore Dreiser: A Checklist. Kent State University Press. 1971. 104pp.

Jeanetta Boswell (editor). Theodore Dreiser and the Critics, 1911-1982: A Bibliography with Selective Annotations. Scarecrow Press. 1986. 305pp.

Alfred Cazin; Charles Shapiro (editors). The Stature of Theodore Dreiser: A Critical Survey of the Man And His Work. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1965.

Vera Dreiser. My Uncle Thodore: An Intimate Family Portrait of Theodore Dreiser. New York: Nash Publishing. 1971.

Clare Eby; Leonard Cassuto (editors). The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 2004. 258pp.

Robert H. Elias (editor). Letters of Theodore Dreiser: A Selection. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1959. (3 vols.) 1067pp.

Robert Henry Elias. Theodore Dreiser: Apostle of Nature. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1949. 353pp.

Irene Gammel. Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove. University of Calgary Press. 1994. 262pp.

Maxwell Geismar. Rebels and Ancestors: A Critical Study of Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Ellen Glasgow & Theodore Dreiser. London: Allen. 1954. 435pp.

Philip L. Gerber. Plots and Characters in the Fiction of Theodore Dreiser. Archon Books. 1977.

Miriam Gogol. Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism. New York, New York: New York University Press. 1995. 288pp.

Jeff Koloze. An Ethical Analysis of the Portrayal of Abortion in American Fiction: Dreiser, Hemingway, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Brautigan, and Irving. Edwin Mellen Press. 2006. 375pp.

Richard Lehan. Theodore Dreiser: His World And His Novels. Southern Illinois University Press. 1969. 280pp.

Richard R. Lingeman. Theodore Dreiser: Volume I: At the Gates of the City, 1871-1907. New York: Putnam. 1986. 478pp.

Richard R. Lingeman. Theodore Dreiser: Volume II: An American Journey, 1908-1945. New York: Putnam. 1990. 544pp.

Jerome M. Loving. The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser. Columbia University Press. 2004. 526pp.

Rolf Lunden. The Inevitable Question: The Antithetic Pattern of Theodore Dreiser's Thought and Art. 1973.

F. O. Matthiessen. Theodore Dreiser. New York: William Sloane Associates. 1951. 265pp.

Edward D. McDonald. Theodore Dreiser: A Bibliography. Philadelphia: Centaur. 1927. 130pp.

R. N. Mookerjee. Theodore Dreiser: His Thought And Social Criticism. New Delhi, India: National Publishing House. 1974.

Keith Newlin. A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 2003. 456pp.

Conrad E. Ostalt, Jr.. After Eden: The Secularization of American Space in the Fiction of Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser. London: Associated University Presses. 1990. 160pp.

Donald Pizer; Richard W. Dowell; Frederic E. Rusch. Theodore Dreiser: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall. 1975. 515pp.

Donald Pizer. The Novels of Theodore Dreiser: A Critical Study. University of Minnesota Press. 1976. 382pp.

Thomas Riggio (editor). The Correspondence of Theodore Dreiser and H. L. Mencken, 1907-1945. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1986. (2 vols.)

Frederic E. Rusch; Donald Pizer (editors). Theodore Dreiser: Interviews. University of Illinois Press. 2004. 371pp.

Jack Salzman (editor). Theodore Dreiser: The Critical Reception. New York: David Lewis. 1972. 741pp.

Charles Shapiro. Theodore Dreiser: Our Bitter Patriot. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 1962.

W. A. Swanberg. Dreiser. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1965. 614pp.

Miyoko Takeda. The Quest for the Reality of Life: Theodore Dreiser's Spiritual and Esthetical Pilgrimage. New York: Peter Lang. 1991.

Marguerite Tjader. Theodore Dreiser: A New Dimension. Norwalk, CT: Silvermine Publishers Inc.. 1965. 244pp.

John Christian Waldmeir. The American Trilogy, 1900-1937: Norris, Dreiser, Dos Passos and the History of Mammon. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press. 1995. 172pp.

Louis J. Zanine. Mechanism and Mysticism: The Influence of Science on the Thought and Work of Theodore Dreiser. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1993. 249pp.

Mohamed Zayani. Reading the Symptom: Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the Dynamics of Capitalism. Peter Lang. 1999.


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  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.309)

  10. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.190)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.190)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.439)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.291)

  14. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.83)

  15. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.74)

  16. Twentieth Century Authors (p.398)

  17. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.212)

  18. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.291)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.200)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.155)

  21. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.178)

  22. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.768)

  23. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.4, pp.331-34)

  24. Legends in Their Own Time (p.71)

  25. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.5)

  26. Literary Journalism: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers and Editors (p.71)

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