Dreiser bibliography, 1994


Ammons, Elizabeth. “Men of Color, Women, and Uppity Art at the Turn of the Century.” In American Realism and the Canon. Ed. Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst. Newark: U of Delaware P; London and Toronto: Associated U Presses, 1994: 23. “Dreiser and Norris are in crucial ways simply embarrassing. Dreiser’s sloppiness as a writer and sentimentality as a thinker and Norris’s crude biases and philosophizing disqualify them for inclusion in the great white male writers’ tradition, even if only because they expose too nakedly certain attitudes and values more subtly veiled in the work of their artistic superiors.” 

Anderson, Sherwood. Für Eleanor: geheime Briefe an die Geliebte: ein Nachlass von Sherwood Anderson. Ed. Ray Lewis White. Trans. Gerhard Kelling. Hamburg : Achilla, 1994. German translation of Anderson, Sherwood. Sherwood Anderson’s Secret Love Letters: For Eleanor, A Letter a Day. Ed. Ray Lewis White. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U P, 1991 (see 1991 bibliography).

Anderson, Sherwood. Introduction. Short Stories, by Theodore Dreiser. New York: Dover, 1994. Dover Thrift Editions. Reprints Anderson’s introduction to 1918 Modern Library Edition. 

Applegate, Edd. “Theodore Dreiser (27 August 1871 – 28 December 1945).” Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Magazine Journalists, 1900-1960. 2nd series, vol. 137. Ed. Sam G. Riley. Detroit: Gale, 1994. 85-95.

Armstrong, Tim. “Addiction, Electricity, and Desire.” Beyond the Pleasure Dome: Writing and Addiction from the Romantics. Ed. Sue Vice, Matthew Campbell, and Tim Armstrong. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic P, 1994. 134-42.

Berthoff, Warner. “Modern Instances: Brooks, Mumford, Dreiser” / “Robert Penn Warren’s Dreiser.” American Trajectories: Authors and Readings, 1790-1970. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1994. 95-99.

Bitzer, Barbara. “Sehnsucht: The Key to the Secret Life, As Illustrated in Selected Modern American Novels.” Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State U, 1994, 311 pp. DAI 55 (1994): 961A. “Sehnsucht, the Key to Sister Carrie’s Art, Sehnsucht in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie” (thesis chapter).

Brennan, Stephen. C. Review of Mechanism and Mysticism: The Influence of Science on the Thought and Work of Theodore Dreiser, by Louis J. Zanine. Modern Language Studies 24.3 (Summer 1994): 121-23. 

Castle, Dana B. “Male Moral Irresponsibility in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Master’s thesis, College of William and Mary, 1994. v + 37 pp.  

Clayton, Douglas. Floyd Dell: The Life and Times of an American Rebel. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1994. 4, 72-73, 90-92, 99, 127-30, 193. Provides information about the relationship of Dell and Dreiser and the affairs each had with the actress Kirah Markham. Focuses on significant reviews and evolving critical opinions by each writer of the other. Quotes briefly from correspondence between Dell and Dreiser in the Dell papers at the University of Chicago and in the Penn Dreiser archive.

Clendenning, John. “Desire and Regression in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Dreiser Studies 25.2 (1994): 23-35.

Coker, Jeffrey W. “A Leftward Glance: The Depression-Era Politics of Dreiser, Dos Passos, and Anderson.” Master’s thesis, Southwest Texas State U, 1994. vi + 91 pp.

Cusk, Rachel. “On the Shelf.” Sunday Times (London) 13 March 1994. Section: Features. Reviews Penguin edition of Sister Carrie. 

Doctorow, E .L. “Theodore Dreiser: Book One and Book Two.” Poets and Presidents. London: Papermac, 1994. Reprint.

Folsom, Franklin. Days of Anger, Days of Hope: A Memoir of the League of American Writers, 1937-1942. Niwot, CO: UP of Colorado, 1994. 28-30, 34, 73, 91, 118, 203, 259. Reports, from firsthand experience, on Dreiser’s activities as a member of the League of American Writers, including his support of the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War and other political opinions and activities (which are not covered in detail). Quotes in full a 1939 telegram (in the author’s possession) from Dreiser to the Author’s League urging that the League (which did not act on Dreiser’s request) contact Pope Pius XII to urge the him to use his influence to try to persuade Franco to spare victims of the war. Says that Dreiser’s trip to France in 1938 to attend a writer’s conference was partly financed by the Soviet government, unbeknownst to Dreiser. Provides information about radical authors with whom Dreiser associated

Fredrickson, Kathy. “Jennie Gerhardt: A Daughteronomy of Desire.” Dreiser Studies 25.1 (1994): 12-22.

Gammel, Irene. Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederic Philip Grove. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: U of Calgary P, 1994.

Gilbert, Emily. “Naturalist Metaphors in the Literatures of Chicago, 1893-1925.” Journal of Historical Geography 20.3 (1994): 283-304. Discusses The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller, Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Goodman, James. Stories of Scottsboro. New York: Pantheon, 1994. 29-30, 47, 189. Provides information and sources with regard to Dreiser’s involvement in the campaign to free the “Scottsboro Boys.” 

Granger, Bill. “Theodore Dreiser: American Dreamer Series: Chicago’s Literary Legacy.” Chicago Tribune 9 October 1994, pg. 23. 

Guest, David Michael. “Sentenced to Death: The American Novel and the Rhetoric of Capital Punishment.” Ph.D. dissertation, Vanderbilt U, 1994. 213 pp. DAI 55 (1995): 1954A. Examines Norris’s McTeague, Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, Capote’s In Cold Blood, and Mailer’s The Executioner’s Song.  

Guy, David. “Experiences of the Void.” New England Review 6.2 (1994): 130-38.

Hall, Murray G. Der Paul Zsolnay Verlag. Von der Gründung bis der Rückkehr aus Dem Exil. Tübingen, Max Niemeyer, 1994. 208-12, 220, 249, 272, 299.

Harmon, Charles Calvin. “The Human Element: Styles of Subjectivity in the United States, 1900-1940.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Wisconsin, 1994. i + 212 pp. DAI 56 (1995): 241A. Compares representations of subjectivity by writers such as Dreiser, Wright, and Faulkner with conceptions of agency that shaped industrial psychology, marketing, and mass culture. The first chapter notes similarities between views in Sister Carrie and the theories and biographies of industrial management pioneers Frank and Lillian Gilbreth.

Hart, Jeffrey. “Reality in America: Yet Once More.” Sewanee Review 102.2 (1994): 631-40.

Hobson, Fred. Mencken: A Life. New York: Random House, 1994. Passim. 

Hutchisson, James M. “The Marguerite Tjader Collection at the Humanities Research Center.” Dreiser Studies 25.2 (1994): 36-40.

Jett, Kevin W. “Cowperwood Revised: A Comparative Analysis of the 1912 and 1927 Editions of Theodore Dreiser’s The Financier.” Master’s thesis, Indiana State U, 1994. v + 99 pp.

Koenig, Rhoda. “Fallen from Fashion-Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser.” The Spectator (London) 26 March 1994: 38.

Lears, Jackson. Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America. New York: Basic, 1994. 274-81. Examines The “Genius” within the context of a cultural history of advertising. Places Dreiser and his alter ego Eugene Witla in that context, discussing Witla’s experiences in advertising and parallels in Dreiser’s life. Notes that a conflict between authenticity and artifice and between art and commerce is central to the novel and true to Dreiser’s own experience of life.

Leute, Birgit. “Chicago in American Literature: Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. Thesis, Pädagogischen Hochschule. U Freiburg, Germany, 1994 

Lin, Wenchi “Commodity, Performance, and Social Identity in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” 《中央大學人文學報》第十二期. 101-30 , 1994 年 08 月。 

Livingston, James. Pragmatism and the Political Economy of Cultural Revolution, 1850-1940. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1994. 132-33, 139-47, 151-53, 155-57. Claims that the exemplary naturalist novel, Sister Carrie, should be read “as a formal parody of realism.”

McNamara, Kevin R. “The Ames of The Good Society: Sister Carrie and Social Engineering.” Criticism 34.2 (1994): 217-35.

Minter, David. A Cultural History of the American Novel: Henry James to William Faulkner. New York: Cambridge UP, 1994.

Mizuguchi, Shigeo. “Addenda and Corrigenda to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide: English Language Instruction Texts Published in Japan.” Dreiser Studies 25.1 (1994): 51-2.

Morozkina, E.A. T. Draizer i A. Shopengauer: problemy etikii i estetiki. Amerikanskaia literatura v mirovom kontekste. Tezisy dokladov. [Concerning T. Dreiser and A. Schopenhauer: The problem of ethics and aesthetics. American literature in world context. Lecture Notes]. Moscow: MGU, 1994, pp. 34-36. Морозкина Е.А. Т.Драйзер и А.Шопенгауэр: проблемы этики и эстетики // Американская литература в мировом контексте. Тезисы докладов. Москва: МГУ, 1994, с.34-36. Translated and published as “Dreiser and Schopenhauer: The Concept of ‘Desire’.” Dreiser Studies 28.2 (1997). 22-33. 

Morozkina, E.A. Tvorchestvo Teodora Draizera i literaturnoe razvitie SShA na rubezhe XIX-XX vekov. [Theodore Dreiser’s works and the literary development of the U.S.A. at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries]. Ufa: Bashkirskii universitet, 1994. Морозкина Е.А. Творчество Теодора Драйзера и литературное развитие США на рубеже XIX-XX веков. Уфа: Издательство Башкирского университета, 1994 

Morozkina, E.A. Zhanrovye osobennosti romanov T. Draizera “Sestra Kerri” i “Amerikanskaia Tragediia”. Traditsii i vzaimodeistvia v zarubezhnykh literaturakh. [Genre features of T. Draizer’s novels “Sister Carrie” and “An American Tragedy”. Traditions and Interactions of Foreign Literatures]. Perm, 1994, pp. 71-77. Морозкина Е.А. Жанровые особенности романов Т.Драйзера “Сестра Керри” и “Американская трагедия” // Традиции и взаимодействия в зарубежных литературах. Пермь, 1994, с.71-77. 

Moseley, Philip. “Marxist Analysis of Two Novels by Theodore Dreiser.” Master’s thesis, California State U, Long Beach, 1994. iii + 74 pp. Analyzes Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.

Mulligan, Roark. “The Lost Phoebe.” Masterplots II: Short Story Series. Revised Edition. Ed. Charles May. Pasadena, CA; Hackensack, NJ: Salem P, 1994′ vol. 5, pp. 2447-249. Summarizes story’s plot and discusses story’s theme and narrative technique. 

Mulligan, Roark. “The ‘Realistic’ Application of Irony: Structural and Thematic Considerations in An American Tragedy.” Dreiser Studies 25.1 (1994): 3-11.

Mulligan, Roark Richard. “The World Made Real: Theodore Dreiser’s Rhetoric of Realism.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Oregon, 1994. DAI 55 (1995): 2393A. 431 pp.

Newlin, Keith. “Dreiser’s ‘The Girl in the Coffin’ in the Little Theater.” Dreiser Studies 25.1 (1994): 31-50.

Oldani, Louis J. “Dreiser’s ‘Genius’ in the Making: Composition and Revision.” Studies in Bibliography 47 (1994): 230-52.

Pitoniak, Thomas. “Present Feelings, Distant Reason: Conscience in Sister Carrie.” American Literary Realism 26.3 (1994): 65-81.

Pizer, Donald. Review of Pennsylvania Edition of Jennie Gerhardt (1992). Journal of English and Germanic Philology 93.2 (1994): 275-78.

Powys, John Cowper. “Theodore Dreiser.” Elusive America The Uncollected Essays of John Cowper Powys. Ed. Paul Roberts. 77-100. London: Cecil Woolf, 1994. Reprints three articles by Powys cited in Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide, Second Edition; edited by Donald Pizer, Richard W. Dowell, and Fredric E. Rusch (1991):  “Theodore Dreiser.” Little Review (1915) 2: 7-13 (review of The “Genius”); “Real American Book by Genius Is Star in Literary Heavens,” San Francisco Bulletin, 23 August 1919 (review of Twelve Men); and review of An American Tragedy, Dial (April 1926). Also prints “A Protest,” an unpublished manuscript by Powys now in the Harry Ransom Research Center, U of Texas at Austin; and a review of Dreiser’s Tragic America by Powys that was “possibly published in The Franciscan Herald in 1931, although no record of this has been found. However, it was certainly published, since a proof copy was found among Powys’s unpublished letters” in the Dreiser collection at the U of Pennsylvania.

Pryor, John Clark. “A Violation of Sanctities: The Interrogation of the Popular Press in the Novels of Howells, James, Wharton, and Dreiser.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Massachusetts, 1994. vii + 232 pp. DAI 55 (1994): 568A. Examines the work of authors whose works offer criticisms of the popular press, including Dreiser (in Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy).
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57; Five Colleges Libraries Catalog, online

Reynolds, Guy. Review of the Pennsylvania Edition of Jennie Gerhardt (A92.2). Notes and Queries 41.2 (1994): 280-81.

Riese, Claas. “Strategies in Theodore Dreiser’s Trilogy of Desire to Resolve the Division Between the Material and the Spiritual.” Master’s thesis, Portland State U, 1994. 67 pp.

Riggio, Thomas P. 1994. “The Literary Canon in the Early 1900s.” Papers in Honor of Scully Bradley. Philomathean Society. U of Pennsylvania, 1994.

Rozga, Margaret. “Sisters in a Quest-Sister Carrie and A Thousand Acres: The Search for Identity in Gendered Territory.” Midwestern Miscellany 22 (1994): 18-29.

Seguin, Robert Henry. “Around Quitting Time: Work, Technology, and the Forms of Middle-Class Ideology in Modern American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke U, 1994. 261 pp. DAI 56 (1995): 934A. Examines modern American narrative in relation to the historical development of middle classness in the U.S.A. Asserts that in Sister Carrie Dreiser creates an “urban pastoral” as a realm of middle-class fantasy, a realm which draws on older ideological images of aestheticized labor but significantly updates them. See also the author’s Around Quitting Time: Work and Middle-Class Fantasy in American Fiction (Duke UP, 2001), cited individually here.

Smith, Jonathan Richardson. “The Rise of the Novel Trilogy in the United States, 1890-1940.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Virginia, 1994. 208 pp. DAI 55 (1995): 3194A. “I show how the genre arose in this country in conscious imitations of Sienkiewicz’s Polish trilogy; I suggest the implications for traditional separations among romance, naturalism, and modernism of Dreiser’s borrowing the form from romancer Churchill.”

Smith, Richard Cándida. Review of Mechanism and Mysticism: The Influence of Science on the Thought and Work of Theodore Dreiser, by Louis J. Zanine. Isis 85.4 (December 1994): 732-33. 

Smith, Shawn Michelle. “Superficial Depths: Visions of Identity in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 1839-1900.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, San Diego, 1994. 469 pp. DAI 55 (1994): 967A. Examines the ways in which “technologies of vision” delivered middle-class representations of gender and race in the nineteenth-century United States. Chapter 4 discusses Dreiser’s “Nigger Jeff” and Sister Carrie.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57

Sterne, Richard Clark. Dark Mirror: The Sense of Injustice in Modern European and American Literature. New York: Fordham UP, 1994. 121-39 passim. Focuses on European and American trial fiction since 1880. Comments on the tension between ethical law and natural law (in the Darwinian sense) in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.

Swindell, Larry. “The raw power of Dreiser.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) 31 July 1994, pg. 1. “Theodore Dreiser was and is the great grizzly bear of American literature – wild and coarse and powerful, definitely commanding respect, if grudgingly. Smooth prose composition eluded him forever. His style was raw, his sentences often bewildering, and he organized poorly. Dreiser’s major novels are structurally chaotic, causing one to wonder if he outlined his material before commencing a project. To summarize his plots is to enumerate banalities. …” 

Tandlich, Seth Joel. “Hard News and Sensational Stories: Journalistic Authority in the Fiction of Emile Zola, Theodore Dreiser, and John Dos Passos.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Michigan, 1994, 179 pp. DAI 55 (1995): 2380A.

“Theodore (Herman Albert) Dreiser 1871-1945.” Dictionary of the Arts. New York: Facts on File, 1994. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Legends in Their Own Time. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference, 1994. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Reader’s Adviser. 14th ed. Ed. Marion Sader. New Providence, NJ: Bowker, 1994. 

Tipton, Cindy H. “Read All About It: The Media in Richard Wright’s Native Son and Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Master’s thesis, East Tennessee State U, 1994. vi + 53 pp.

Town, Caren J. “The House of Mirrors: Carrie, Lily, and the Reflected Self.” Modern Language Studies 24:3 (1994): 44-54. 

Vasey, Margaret. “Jennie Gerhardt: Gender, Identity, and Power.” Dreiser Studies 2.1 (1994): 23-30.

Walker, Laura. “Feminist Themes in The Awakening and Sister Carrie. Master’s thesis, Montclair State U, 1994. 64 pp.

Watson, William Lynn. “Imagining Workers: The Working-Class Presence in Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature.” Ph.D. dissertation, Louisiana State U, 1994. 371 pp. DAI 55 (1995): 3516A. Examines how late nineteenth-century realist and naturalist narratives defuse the working class drive for class self-determination and political power. Texts examined include Sister Carrie.

West, James L. W. III. “Dreiser and The Road to Buenos Ayres.” Dreiser Studies 25.2 (1994): 3-8. An introduction by West to the reprint (published in the same issue, pp. 9-22) of Dreiser’s introduction to The Road to Buenos Ayres, by Albert Londres, which was first published in English in 1928 with Dreiser’s introduction.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (2000): 39-57.


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