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[Ebook] ↠ World So Wide Author Sinclair Lewis – Bogou.us

World So WideSinclair Lewis 1885 1951 Was An American Novelist, Short Story Writer Playwright In 1930, He Became The First American To Be Awarded The Nobel Prize In Literature, For His Vigorous Graphic Art Of Description And His Ability To Create, With Wit Humor, New Types Of Characters His Works Are Known For Their Insightful Critical Views Of American Society Capitalist Values, As Well As Their Strong Characterizations Of Modern Working Women.

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  1. says:

    I really wasn t expecting to love this book, or even to like it I had dutifully read a couple Sinclair Lewis books in high school, but hadn t exactly warmed to them His work seemed dated already, like maybe the school had bought a bunch of copies of Babbitt back when they were 25 cents and my teacher had discovered the beat up paperbacks still lying in the supply closet and thought, hey, I m going to use these to torture the Juniors On a recent trip to the Mechanics Library, I grabbed this book off the shelf as sort of a let s see if I still hate Sinclair Lewis kind of impulse I expected to get one or two sentences in, give a satisfied yawn, and put it back I d love to say that there was something delightful about the opening, but there wasn t really The book started off with the protagonist, architect Hayden Chart, losing his wife in an auto accident, and it hardly seemed like things were going to get cheery But at the same time, there was a kind of hopeful quality to the story I mean, it was clear that the main character was not going to lie in the hospital and brood forever And indeed, once he decided to set out for Italy, the novel began to sparkle with satire and the promise of adventure.So about this time in the reading, I decided I d find my own copy, because I was enjoying some of it enough to want to underline things, and I didn t want to ruin the library copy I guess I really didn t know much about Sinclair Lewis, aside from the fact he had...


  2. says:

    Uneven at times, World So Wide is still an enjoyable book with many bright spots I ve never been to Florence, but Lewis s description of the city and the ex pats that live there gripped my interest His characters are extremely well defined, even though the story moves along at a slow pace at times Lewis is a master o...


  3. says:

    No lo disfrut


  4. says:

    Final novels from respected novelist are always dicey reading experiences Few face the same fate as Dickens Edwin Drood Instead, often than not, they are incomplete early drafts further fragmented by poor health or else they are finished works so indelibly stamped with evidence of illness and decline that they scarcely seem penned by an once great writer.World So Wide falls into the last category By 1950, alcoholism and public disfavor, among other factors, gutted the Nobel laureate s skill Much of his artistic reputation rests on his intelligent, ferocious satire of American life and personalities However, unlike in earlier novels, Lewis serio comic observations of his characters and modern life are blurry, like a private joke with just enough context provided that his apparent amusement becomes frustrating Lewis protagonist, architect Hayden Chart, has no real dimension virtually every important element of character is presented in such a garrulous fashion that the reader can t possibly take him seriously Life could have been tremulous with noble emotions a...


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    WORLD SO WIDE is a pretty good book, and even though it s the first of Sinclair s novels I have read, it is understandable that he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 The novel regards the life and times of Hayden Chart, a typical American living in Colorado during the post WWII years Chart s seemingly perfect life is suddenly shattered by the death of his wife in an automobile accident, for which cannot help but feel guilty When his wife passes away, Chart decides to run away to Europe, in an effort to reconstruct his life He winds up in Florence, where most of the novel takes place He has realized that all that he is, is a good architect, and apart from that his life is very empty He had thought of himself as a well cultured person, only to realize that on the contrary, he is quite ignorant His circle of friends in Colorado consists of a group of superficial characters, from which he must run away He makes up his mind to become a european history scholar, which he sees as a way to live a better life In his process to relive his life, he meets Olivia, a cold hearted Italian history professor, with whom he falls deeply in love with While in Italy, he develops a relationship with the American colony, which is also filled with a set of pretty superfici...


  6. says:

    Sinclair Lewis always looks on Americans as being rather provincial but also seems to appreciate the American character, flawed though it is.Our hero, Hayden Chart is a Colorado architect, who to his great good fortune manages to kill his wife in a car accident He doesn t feel so at the time, but after being introduced to his wife I think most readers would agree that her mangled corpse is must better company than the living woman.Mr Chart runs off to Europe to brush the American hay out of his hair and eventually settles in Florence Italy There he takes up with a woman who should beaten, shot, then thrown down a well, but I think Mr Lewis want us to see her as a somewhat sympathetic manner I am not an ogre I would only kill her once and with minimal giggling well, until later.Through the romance and wandering about Hayden confronts intellectual pretense and the hypocrisy which is so common to the h...


  7. says:

    As far as I can tell, this book is meant to be in the tradition of novels on Americans, preferably single, in Italy The obvious antecedents in many particulars are Hawthorne s The Marble Faun and Howells s Indian Summer From this perspective Lewis s wor...


  8. says:

    Perhaps one of Lewis s worst books not even a guest appearance by my beloved Dodsworth can salvage it.

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