Category Archives: comments on Dreiser by editorial assistants (reflecting on his method of composition)

Sally Kusell, “Dreiser’s Style”


Sally Kusell, ‘Dreiser’s Style’ – NYTBR 4-8-1951


This April 1951 letter  to The New York Times Book Review from Sally Kusell is self-explanatory.

Sally Kusell (1892-1982) was a lover of Theodore Dreiser and one of his many secretarial/editorial assistants. She played a major role as a typist and editor of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.

John Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and scholar.


— posted by Roger W. Smith

   October 2019