Saturday, December 29, 2018

Caustic sentimentalist …

 Sinclair Lewis | Chronicles Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In his declining years he lamented, "my father has never forgiven me for Main Street . . . He can't comprehend the book, much less grasp that it's the greatest tribute I knew how to pay him . . . Main Street condemned me in his eyes as a traitor to my heritage—whereas the truth is, I shall never shed the little, indelible 'Sauk-centricities' that enabled me to write it."

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