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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.
Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.

When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than read.
Don't be a writer. Writing is an escape from something. You be a scientist.
She did her work with the thoroughness of a mind that reveres details and never quite understands them.
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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