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Sinclair Lewis (7.2.1885, Sok Center, Minnesota, - 01/10/1951, Rome) - American writer, the first US Nobel Prize in Literature (1930). Born in the young, under construction town of Sauk Center, Minnesota, in the family of the city`s only doctor. From the age of fifteen he worked as a typesetter in a local printing house. At the university, he prepared himself for a career as a newspaperman, during and after his studies he practiced in peripheral publications from Iowa to California, willingly fulfilling the functions of a reporter. It was in this work that Lewis studied in detail the life of the American province, the way of life and customs of ordinary Americans. Already at that time he wrote, in addition to newspaper essays, many stories that are published in the newspapers for which he works. Lewis`s first novel, "Our mr Wrenn" ("Our mr Wrenn") was published in 1914.

In the fall of 1916, the aspiring writer is introduced to Jack London, who is going through a deep creative crisis. London decided to buy a plot for a new novel, and Lewis, who had a knack for plotting, sold him the plot for a novel originally titled Murder Bureau. This novel, however, London only had time to begin, because Died unexpectedly on November 22, 1916. The money paid for the plot was enough for Lewis to buy himself a new coat. L.`s first novels did not have much success. The novel Main Street (1920), which shows the stagnation and conservatism of a provincial backwater, brought him wide recognition in the United States and Europe. Babbitt, the protagonist of the next novel of the same name (1922), is a classic type of man in the street and businessman. In the novel "Arrowsmith" (1925; jointly with P.

de Krife), a talented doctor and researcher encounters money-grubbing in the field of science and medicine. Criticizing the "dollar civilization", L.

showed inconsistency (the novel "Dodsworth", 1929). In the 1930s and 1940s, L.`s satire acquired a political orientation. In the utopian, witty-satirical pamphlet "It is impossible with us" (1935), L.

envisioned some of the features of the later political reaction in the United States. However, while condemning fascism, L.

was not free from fear of danger from the “left” (novel The Prodigal Parents, 1938). During World War II (1939–45), Latvia experienced a creative upsurge (the script "A Storm in the West", 1943, together with D.

Sheiry, the novel "Gideon Plenish", 1943). Along with highly critical works, L.

created a number of weak, corny-sentimental novels (The God Seeker, 1949; The World is So Wide, 1951). In 1930, Sinclair Lewis was the first American writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature - "for the powerful and expressive art of storytelling and for the rare ability to create new types and characters with satire and humor." The author`s Nobel speech, titled "The American Fear of Literature", caused a wide public outcry in the country, as in it Lewis spoke out against those who "are afraid of any literature other than that which extols everything American, equally disadvantages and advantages.

”[1] After the award was presented, the writer created nine more novels, but they did not have the same success, with the exception of "It`s impossible with us" - the scenario of the possible coming to power in the United States of the Nazis led by Hitler. In 1942, Lewis divorced his wife Dorothy Thompson, a famous journalist exiled from Germany in 1934. In fact, the couple lived together for 9 years (1928 - 1937), in 1930 they had a son, Michael, who later became an actor.  Awards and recognition In 1926 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, but refused to accept it. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930.

One of the streets of the city of Sok Center is named after Sinclair Lewis. Sinclair Lewis died in Rome on January 10, 1951 from a heart attack caused by alcoholism.  Wikipedia

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Sinclair Lewis (7.2.1885, Sok Center, Minnesota, - 01/10/1951, Rome) - American writer, the first US Nobel Prize in Literature (1930). Born in the young, under construction town of Sauk Center, Minnesota, in the family of the city`s only doctor. From the age of fifteen he worked as a typesetter in a local printing house. At the university, he prepared himself for a career as a newspaperman, during and after his studies he practiced in peripheral publications from Iowa to California, willingly fulfilling the functions of a reporter. It was in this work that Lewis studied in detail the life of the American province, the way of life and customs of ordinary Americans. Already at that time he wrote, in addition to newspaper essays, many stories that are published in the newspapers for which he works. Lewis`s first novel, "Our mr Wrenn" ("Our mr Wrenn") was published in 1914. In the fall of 1916, the aspiring writer is introduced to Jack London, who is going through a deep creative crisis. London decided to buy a plot for a new novel, and Lewis, who had a knack for plotting, sold him the plot for a novel originally titled Murder Bureau. This novel, however, London only had time to begin, because Died unexpectedly on November 22, 1916. The money paid for the plot was enough for Lewis to buy himself a new coat. L.`s first novels did not have much success. The novel Main Street (1920), which shows the stagnation and conservatism of a provincial backwater, brought him wide recognition in the United States and Europe. Babbitt, the protagonist of the next novel of the same name (1922), is a classic type of man in the street and businessman. In the novel "Arrowsmith" (1925; jointly with P. de Krife), a talented doctor and researcher encounters money-grubbing in the field of science and medicine. Criticizing the "dollar civilization", L. showed inconsistency (the novel "Dodsworth", 1929). In the 1930s and 1940s, L.`s satire acquired a political orientation. In the utopian, witty-satirical pamphlet "It is impossible with us" (1935), L. envisioned some of the features of the later political reaction in the United States. However, while condemning fascism, L. was not free from fear of danger from the “left” (novel The Prodigal Parents, 1938). During World War II (1939–45), Latvia experienced a creative upsurge (the script "A Storm in the West", 1943, together with D. Sheiry, the novel "Gideon Plenish", 1943). Along with highly critical works, L. created a number of weak, corny-sentimental novels (The God Seeker, 1949; The World is So Wide, 1951). In 1930, Sinclair Lewis was the first American writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature - "for the powerful and expressive art of storytelling and for the rare ability to create new types and characters with satire and humor." The author`s Nobel speech, titled "The American Fear of Literature", caused a wide public outcry in the country, as in it Lewis spoke out against those who "are afraid of any literature other than that which extols everything American, equally disadvantages and advantages. ”[1] After the award was presented, the writer created nine more novels, but they did not have the same success, with the exception of "It`s impossible with us" - the scenario of the possible coming to power in the United States of the Nazis led by Hitler. In 1942, Lewis divorced his wife Dorothy Thompson, a famous journalist exiled from Germany in 1934. In fact, the couple lived together for 9 years (1928 - 1937), in 1930 they had a son, Michael, who later became an actor.  Awards and recognition In 1926 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, but refused to accept it. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. One of the streets of the city of Sok Center is named after Sinclair Lewis. Sinclair Lewis died in Rome on January 10, 1951 from a heart attack caused by alcoholism.  Wikipedia