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Sinclair Lewis
(1885-1951) born on
Feb 07
US novelist, playwright. He was the first American to win Nobel Prize for Literature; wrote "Babbitt," 1922; and "Arrowsmith," 1925.
         
   
F
Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.

R
When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than read.
A
Don't be a writer. Writing is an escape from something. You be a scientist.
N
She did her work with the thoroughness of a mind that reveres details and never quite understands them.
K
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 12 Dec 1930, to Swedish Academy, accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.
R: In "W.O.W. - Writers on Writing," by Jon Winokur, 1990.
A: Advice to his small son; in "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
N: "Babbitt," ch. 18.
K: In "The New York Times," 18 Apr 1943.
   


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