Jack Salzman, “The Curious History of Dreiser’s The Bulwark”

 

 

 

Jack Salzman. “The Curious History of Dreiser’s The Bulwark.” In Proof: The Yearbook of American Bibliographical and Textual Studies. Vol. 3. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1973, pp. 21-61.

 

downloadable PDF file posted below

 

 

Salzman, ‘The Curious History of Dreiser’s The Bulwark’

 

 

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Theodore Dreiser’s The Bulwark — a novel that had a very long gestation and was published posthumously — never seems to have received sufficient scholarly and critical attention. Lawrence E. Hussman, Jr. has called it Dreiser’s “most undervalued” work.

An exception would be the seminal article by Jack Salzman posted here. (See above link.) It is a difficult article to obtain or gain access to.

I wish to thank Professor Salzman and the University of South Carolina Press for permission to post this article.

 

— Roger W. Smith

 

One thought on “Jack Salzman, “The Curious History of Dreiser’s The Bulwark””

  1. Jack Salzman’s essay on “The Bulwark” tells the fascinating take of how a great novel grew through decades of writing, rewriting, editing, more rewriting, until it became a profound masterpiece, one of American literature’s greatest works.

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