Sinclair Lewis

(1885 - 1951)

Between terms of study at Yale, Sinclair Lewis worked as a janitor at Upton Sinclair’s socialist colony in New Jersey. Celebrating the announcement of his Nobel Prize in 1930, a New York rabbi described him as “impatient of sham and hypocrisy; he loathes smug, complacent optimism; he seeks to prick the bubble of every conceit.” Lewis was the first American recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, having published Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. He died an alcoholic in 1951 at the age of sixty-five.

 

All Writing

Voices In Time

1922 | Zenith

The Master Man

Sinclair Lewis harnesses the power of prosperity.More

Voices In Time

c. 1905 | Mohalis

Feng Shui

Sinclair Lewis on the fine art of furnishing a doctor’s office.More

Issues Contributed