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The Genius

Dreiser, Theodore

Editore: Signet Classics, 1967
ISBN 10: 0451503759 / ISBN 13: 9780451503756
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Titolo: The Genius

Casa editrice: Signet Classics

Data di pubblicazione: 1967

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Riassunto: This story has its beginnings in the town of Alexandria, Illinois, between 1884 and 1889, at the time when the place had a population of somewhere near ten thousand. There was about it just enough of the air of a city to relieve it of the sense of rural life. It had one street-car line, a theatre,?or rather, an opera house, so-called (why no one might say, for no opera was ever performed there)?two railroads, with their stations, and a business district, composed of four brisk sides to a public square. In the square were the county court-house and four newspapers. These two morning and two evening papers made the population fairly aware of the fact that life was full of issues, local and national, and that there were many interesting and varied things to do. On the edge of town, several lakes and a pretty stream?perhaps Alexandria's most pleasant feature?gave it an atmosphere not unakin to that of a moderate-priced summer resort. Architecturally the town was not new. It was mostly built of wood, as all American towns were at this time, but laid out prettily in some sections, with houses that sat back in great yards, far from the streets, with flower beds, brick walks, and green trees as concomitants of a comfortable home life. Alexandria was a city of young Americans. Its spirit was young. Life was all before almost everybody. It was really good to be alive.

L'autore: Theodore Dreiser (1871 to 1945) pioneered the "Naturalist" school of writers, using detailed realism to convey stories rather than embellishing through Romantacism or Surrealism. He is known for seminal works such as "Sister Carrie," "The Titan," and "An American Tragedy." Dreiser campaigned throughout his life against social injustice, and was a committed socialist.

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