Dreiser bibliography, 1992

 

Algeo, Ann M. “The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer.” Ph.D. dissertation, Lehigh U. 1992. iv + 220 pp. DAI 53 (1992): 1516A. Published as The Courtroom as Forum: Homicide Trials by Dreiser, Wright, Capote, and Mailer. Modern American Literature: New Approaches. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.

Bardeleben, Renate von. “Dreiser’s English Virgil.” Literature im Kontext — Literature in Context. Festschrift für Horst W. Drescher zum Geburtstag. Ed. Joachim Schwend, Susanne Hagemann, and Hermann Völkel. Scottish Studies. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 1992. 345-71.

Bardeleben, Renate von. Review of Identität und Rolle bei Theodore Dreiser: eine Untersuchung des Romanwerks unter rollentheoretischem Aspekt by Kurt Müller Amerikastudien / American Studies 37:4 (1992): 683-85. 

Barrineau, Nancy Warner. “Dreiser’s Debt to Balzac.” American Literary Realism 24.2 (1992): 70-80.

Bendjeddou, Yazid. “The Dreiser-Sinclair Relationship.” Revue des Langues 10 (1992): 53-60.  

Bremer, Sidney H. Urban Intersections: Meetings of Life and Literature in United States Cities. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1992. 71-72, 79. Briefly discusses Sister Carrie as a representative Chicago novel in which the city’s “magnetic” power is emphasized. Comments on The Titan being based on research Dreiser undertook at the Newberry Library in Chicago and as having a “déjà vu effect.”

Bujnyc´ka, T. O. Fil´, T. I. “Osoblyvosti perekladu leksyko-hramatyc?nych povtoriv z determinantamy”[Special features of the German translation of lexical-grammatical repetitions with determinants in Th. Dreiser’s novel “American Tragedy]. Fil: Inozemna filolohija = Inostrannaja filologija (L´viv) 104 (1992): 151-58. 

Carey, G.O. Review of Pennsylvania Edition of Newspaper Days, edited by T. D. Nostwich. Choice 29.9 (1992): 1389-90.

Chesler, Ellen. Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992. 101, 200. Contains a couple of mentions of Dreiser: stating that Dreiser taught writing at the Ferrer Center Association (aka Modern School), a progressive school in New York City and noting Dreiser’s attendance at the First American Birth Control Conference in New York in 1921. (The source for the statement that Dreiser taught at the Modern School is not made explicit and the statement may be inaccurate.) 

De Grazia, Edward. Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius. New York: Random House, 1992. 98-142, 150-65, passim.

Dong, Hengxun. “Theodore Dreiser: “A Great Writer Who Wrote Badly” [original title]. American Studies Quarterly 2 (1992): 141-153. 董衡巽,「德莱塞:『一位文笔拙劣的大作家』」,美国研究,1992年第2期,頁141-153。 

Eby, Clare Virginia. “The Psychology of Desire: Veblen’s ‘Pecuniary Emulation’ and ‘Invidious Comparison’ in Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.” Studies in American Fiction 21.2 (1993): 191-208.

Eden, Edward Farrell. “The Work of Women’s Desire in Turn-of-the-Century American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Virginia, 1992. 225 pp. DAI 54 (1993): 519A. Uses Sister Carrie among other works to investigate how women’s desires to escape domesticity were portrayed in turn-of-the-nineteenth century novels.

Fender, Stephen. Sea Changes: British Emigration and American Literature. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1992. 338-41. Includes discussion of Sister Carrie. 

Filler, Louis. “Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945): Suspended Judgment.” Distinguished Shades: Americans Whose Lives Live On. Ovid, Michigan: Belfry, 1992. 174-80. Provides a sketch and overview of Dreiser’s life and works, interspersed with critical commentary.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1992.” Dreiser Studies 31.1 (2000): 63-66.

Gammel, Irene. “Victims of Their Writing: Grove’s In Search of Myself and Dreiser’s The ‘Genius’.” ARIEL 23.3 (1992): 49-70.

Gammel, Irene. “Two Odysseys of ‘Americanization’: Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Grove’s A Search for America.” Studies in Canadian Literature 17.2 (1992): 129-47.

Gerber, Philip L. “Learning His Craft: Dreiser as Journalist.” Resources for American Literary Study 18.2 (1992): 170-78. Review of Theodore Dreiser’s “Heard in the Corridors”: Articles and Related Writings, ed. T. D. Nostwich and Theodore Dreiser: Journalism, Volume One, ed. T. D. Nostwich.

Gerber, Philip. Theodore Dreiser Revisited. Twayne’s United States Authors Series. New York: Twayne, 1992.

Giles, Paul. “Isolation and Integration: Theodore Dreiser and James T. Farrell.” American Catholic Arts and Fictions: Culture, Ideology, Aesthetics. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1992. 134-68.

Goodman, Nan. ” ‘A Nation at Risk’: Personal Injury and Liability in American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard U, 1992, 246 pp. DAI 53 (1993): 3907A. Chapter 3 discusses the preoccupation with probability and the attenuation of causation in the case of Palsgraf v. Long Island R.R. Co. (1928), as well as in Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and Dos Passos’s U.S.A. trilogy. 

Grazia, Edward. Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius. New York: Random, 1992. 98-142, 150-65, passim.

Gross, Klaus-Dieter. “Dreiser: An American Tragedy (1925).” Zwischen Romantik, Naturalismus und Moderne: Strömungen des Realismus in amerikanischen Romanen und Gemälden der Zeit zwischen 1920 und 1940 [Between Romanticism, Naturalism, and Modernism: Trends of Realism in American Novels and Paintings in the Era between 1920 and 1940]. Sprache und Literatur: Regensburger Arbeiten zur Anglistik und Amerkanistik. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1992. 120-33. A slightly revised version of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation, U Regensburg, 1991. 

Hankey, Leone Sandra. “The Power of Naming: Women and Law in Twentieth Century American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of California, Los Angeles, 1992. 317 pp. DAI 53 (1993): 3212A. 

Hapke, Laura. “Defenders Of Her Life: O. Henry and Dreiser.” Tales of The Working Girl: Wage-Earning Women in American Literature, 1890-1925. New York: Twayne; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. 

Hapke, Laura. Tales of the Working Girl: Wage-Earning Women in American Literature, 1890-1925. New York: Twayne, 1992. Twayne’s Literature and Society Series. Ch. 4, “Defenders of Her Life: O’Henry and Dreiser,” pp. 69-85; also 122-23.

Hitt, Jim. “The Rise of Realism: Henry James, Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Theodore Dreiser, Frank Norris, Booth Tarkington.” Words and Shadows: Literature on the Screen. Secaucus, NJ: Carol, 1992. 60-63.

Holdefer, Charles. “Finding a Voice for Sexual Experience in Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt.” pp. 53-66 in Groupe de Recherche et d’Etudes Nord-Américaines, Voix et langages aux Etats-Unis, I. Provence, France: Pubs. de l’Univ. de Provence; 1992. Notes: Actes du colloque des 20, 21 & 22 mars 1992.

Holdefer, Charles. “L’accueil critique des premiers ouvrages de Theodore Dreiser et de Henry Miller: l’evolution des horizons d’attente [The Critical Reception of the Early Works of Theodore Dreiser and Henry Miller: The Evolution of the Horizons of Expectation].” Ph.D. dissertation. U of Paris IV, 1992.

Humma, John B. “Sister Carrie and Thomas Hardy, Regained.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 8-26.

Hussman, Lawrence. Review of New Essays on Sister Carrie, edited by Donald Pizer. Antioch Review (50:3) 1992, 592-3. 

King, Daniel P. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945 (1990.22). World Literature Today 66.1 (1992): 137-38.

Kinsaul, Lucia A. “The Rudest American Author: Grant Richards’ Assessment of Theodore Dreiser.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 27-37.

Lingeman, Richard. “Mencken and Dreiser: Friends, When Speaking.” New York Times Book Review 8 March 1992: 1, 25, 27, 29.

Loughery, John. Alias S. S. Van Dine. New York: Scribner’s, 1992. 13, 26, 112, 118, 135. A biography of Willard Huntington Wright, pioneering art critic and editor of The Smart Set, who numbered Dreiser among his friends and who, under the pseudonym S. S. Van Dine, became a best-selling mystery author.

Maltby, Richard. ” ‘To Prevent the Prevalent Type of Book’: Censorship and Adaptation in Hollywood, 1924-1934.” American Quarterly 44.1 (1992). 554-83.

McCain, Terry James. “The Myth of the American Work Ethic: Sinclair, Dreiser, and Wright.” Master’s thesis, U of Waterloo, Canada. 1992. viii + 97 pp. MAI 31.2 (1993): 568.

Mizuguchi, Shigeo. “Addenda and Corrigenda to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide: Japanese Translations of Writings by Theodore Dreiser.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 38-41.

Moreland, Kim, Review of New Essays on Sister Carrie, edited by Donald Pizer. American Studies International 30.2 (1992);108-09.

Morelli-White, Nan. ” ‘When Waters Engulf Us We Reach for a Star’: Psychomachic Struggle in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 13-27.

Morozkina, E.A. Draizer o sotsialno-politicheskikh i kulturno-protsvetitelskikh reformakh v Rossii. Rekonstruktsia i peresmotr istorii ameirkanskoi literatury: kanon, feminizm, etnos. Tezisy dokladov konferentsii. [Dreiser on the sociopolitical, cultural and educational reforms in Russia. Reconstruction and reform of American literal history: canon, feminism, ethnicity. Thesis conference notes]. Moscow: MGU, 1992, pp. 142-144. Морозкина Е.А. Драйзер о социально-политических и культурно-просветительских реформах в России // Реконструкция и пересмотр истории американской литературы: канон, феминизм, этнос. Тезисы докладов конференции. Москва, МГУ, 1992, с.142-144. 

Morozkina, E.A. Polemika M. Tvena s G. Spenserom no problemam kartiny mira i chelovechestva. Nauchnaia kartina mira kak fenomen kultury. Tezisy konferentsii. [The Dispute of M. Twain and H. Spencer Concerning Problems of the Picture of World and Humanity: The Scientific Picture of World As a Cultural Phenomenon.] Conference Proceedings. Ufa, 1992, pp. 77-83. Морозкина Е.А. Полемика М.Твена с Г.Спенсером по проблемам картины мира и человечества // Научная картина мира как феномен культуры. Тезисы конференции. Уфа, 1992, с.77-83. 

Morris, Matthew Jerome. “The American Documentary Novel in the Age of John Dos Passos.” Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell U, 1992. vi + 286 pp. DAI 52 (1992): 4331A. Includes chapter on An American Tragedy.

Moss, Marilyn Ann. “Theodore Dreiser.” A Sourcebook of American Literary Journalism: Representative Writers in an Emerging Genre. Ed. Thomas B. Connery. New York: Greenwood, 1992. 143-50

Murayama, Kiyohiko. “Recovering Dreiser’s Criticism of Capitalism.” The American Review 26 (1992): 165-84. The Japanese Association for American Studies Article originally published in English.  

Nathanson, Carol. “Anne Estelle Rice: Theodore Dreiser’s ‘Ellen Adams Wrynn.’ ” Woman’s Art Journal 13.2 (1992-93): 3-11.

Neal, L. J. “Dreiser’s Signatures of the Industrial City: Testing the Myths and Dreams of American Society.” Ph.D. dissertation, Keele U, England, 1992.  

Newlin, Keith. “Expressionism Takes the Stage: Dreiser’s ‘Laughing Gas’.” Journal of American Drama and Theatre 4.1 (1992): 5-22.

Pizer, Donald. “American Naturalism in Its ‘Perfected’ State: The Age of Innocence and An American Tragedy.” Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Annette Zilversmit. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities. New York: Garland, 1992. 127-41.

Rains, James William, Jr. “Impossible Justice: Theodore Dreiser’s Search for Identity.” Master’s thesis, U of Montana, 1992. 155 pp.  

Review of After Eden: The Secularization of American Space in the Fiction of Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser, by Conrad E. Ostwalt, Jr. Journal of American Studies 26 (April 1992): 120-22. 

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser and the Limitations of Canonical Acceptance.” Margin to Mainstream: The Broadening of the American Literary Canon: Lectures from a Symposium Held October 29, 1988, in Honor of E. Sculley Bradley by the Philomathean Society. Ed. Eugene A. Bolt Jr. and Constance D. Harsh. Philadelphia: Philomathean Society, 1992. 13-25.

Robins, Natalie S. Alien Ink: The FBI’s War on Freedom of Expression. New York: William Morrow, 1992. 80-84. Discusses surveillance of Dreiser by the FBI, quoting extensively from Dreiser’s FBI file. 

Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Rusch, Frederic. “Unexpurgated Dreiser.” Review of Pennsylvania Edition of Newspaper Days (1991). Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 45-49.

Ryan, Susan Marie. “Dreiser’s Waifs and Geniuses: The Hierarchy of Judgment in Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis, U of North Carolina, 1992. iv + 59 pp

Schnackertz, Hermann Josef. Darwinismus und Literarischer Diskurs: Der Dialog mit der Evolutionsbiologie in der Englischen und Amerikanischen Literatur. E. Bulwer-Lytton, S. Butler, J. Conrad, Ch. Darwin, Th. Dreiser, G. Gissing, H. Spencer, K. Vonnegut, H. G. Wells [Darwinism and Literary Discourse: The Dialogue with Evolutionary Biology in English and American Literature: E. Bulwer-Lytton, S. Butler, J. Conrad, Ch. Darwin, Th. Dreiser, G. Gissing, H. Spencer, K. Vonnegut, H. G. Wells]. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1992.

Seltzer, Mark. Bodies and Machines. New York: Routledge, 1992. 30-31.

Seret, Roberta. “The ‘Genius’ by Theodore Dreiser.” Voyage into Creativity: The Modern Künstlerroman. Studies in European Thought. New York: Lang, 1992. 143-53.

Sloane, David E. E. Sister Carrie: Dreiser’s Sociological Tragedy. Twayne’s Masterwork Studies. New York: Twayne, 1992.

Stern, Frederick C. “A New Dreiser Biography-For Our Time.” Review 14 (1992): 259-69. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman.

Sterne, Richard C. “Dreiser’s Sense of ‘Injustice’ in An American Tragedy.” Legal Studies Forum 16.3 (1992): 333-51.

Sucheta, Rani. “Social Vision of Theodore Dreiser’s Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Jammu, India, 1992. 

“Theodore Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945).” They Also Wrote for the Fan Magazines: Film Articles by Literary Giants from E. E. Cummings to Eleanor Roosevelt, 1920-1939. Ed. Anthony Slide. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland, 1992. 14-20. 

Thomson, David. Showman: The Life of David O. Selznick. New York: Knopf, 1992. 558. 

Tieck, William A. The Locale of Theodore Dreiser’s Kingsbridge Experience. New York: Kingsbridge Historical Society, 1992. Focuses on the various people and places Dreiser described in his posthumously published memoir An Amateur Laborer, during a period when he was living in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. NOTE: The book was written by the Bronx County Historian. It was copyrighted and received an ISBN, but was never published. The sole copy belongs to the Kingsbridge Historical Society and is in the possession of the society’s president. Plans were made to publish the book, but this has not occurred yet.

Wallace, Jack E. “The Comic Voice in Dreiser’s Cowperwood Narrative.” On Humor. Ed. Louis J. Budd and Edwin H. Cady. The Best from American Literature. Durham: Duke UP, 1992. Reprints article published in American Literature 53 (March 1981). 

Wallner, Elisabeth. “Female and Male Sexuality in Selected Naturalistic Novels.” Master’s thesis (Dipl.-Arb.), Graz U, Austria, 1992, 100 pp.

Weber, Ronald. The Midwestern Ascendancy in American Writing. Midwestern History and Culture. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1992. 55-68, 87-90, 98-100 passim.

West, James L.W. III. “C. B. De Camp and Jennie Gerhardt.” Dreiser Studies 23.1 (1992): 2-7.

Wexler, Alice. “Emma Goldman and the Anxiety of Biography.” In The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women. Ed. Sara Alpern, Joyce Antler, Elisabeth Israels Perry, and Ingrid Winther Scobie. Women in American History. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1992. 38. 

Zaluda, Scott. “Between Wonder and Entanglement: Fictions of Community and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Ph.D. dissertation, City U of New York, 1992. iv +320 pp. DAI 53 (1993): 4325A.

Zaluda, Scott. “Hurstwood and Tammany, ‘An All-Controlling Power’.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 3-12.

 

Dreiser bibliography, 1991

 

“Airmail Interview: Richard Lingeman.” Dreiser Society Newsletter 1.1 (1991): 2-5.

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. 12, 19, 57, 63, 79, 200. Contains letters of Anderson with mentions of Dreiser and opinions of Dreiser’s work. Also published in German; see separate entry, Anderson, Sherwood. Für Eleanor: geheime Briefe an die Geliebte: ein Nachlass von Sherwood Anderson (1994). 

Armstrong, Tim. “The Electrification of the Body at the Turn of the Century.” Textual Practice 5 (1991): 303-25. Explains how in the nineteenth century the fascination with electricity created a new sense of the body as circuitry. Argues that light imagery in Sister Carrie reveals Carrie to be “a desiring machine” and that Clyde’s electrocution in An American Tragedy represents the “absorption” of a human being into “a system of production” indifferent to moral guilt or innocence. See also his Armstrong, Tim. “Electrifying the Body.” Modernism, Technology, and the Body: A Cultural Study. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1998.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55.

Bardeleben, Renate von. “Personal, Ethnic, and National Identity: Theodore Dreiser’s Difficult Heritage.” Interdisziplinaritat: Deutsche Sprache und Literature im Spannungsfeld der Kulturen. Festshrift fur Gerhart Mayer zum 65. Geburtstag. Ed. Martin Forstner and Klaus von Schilling. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1991. 319-40. Explores Dreiser’s efforts to come to terms with his German heritage. Focuses on his visit to Germany as recounted in A Traveler at Forty and the uncut typescript of that book. Argues that the memento mori of seeing his own name on a tombstone in Mayen, his father’s birthplace, constitutes the book’s structural and emotional center and marks Dreiser’s closest identification with his heritage, though he continues to feel “isolated personally and culturally.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Bardeleben, Renate von. “The Thousand and Second Nights in 19th-Century American Writing: Echoes in the Work of Irving, Poe, Twain, and Dreiser.” Festgabe fur Hans-Rudolph Singer. FAS/Publikationen des Fachbereichs Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim: Reihe A, Abhandlungen und Sammelbäande. Ed. Martin Forstner. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1991. 855-86. Discusses how nineteenth-century writers, lacking any direct knowledge of Arabic culture, relied upon the “secondhand image” supplied by the Thousand and One Nights. Finds that Twain’s Life on the Mississippi establishes the “pattern” of describing American cities in terms of Aladdin’s lamp, a pattern Dreiser adapts to his naturalistic enterprise in Sister Carrie to express “the magic and mysterious forces” that rule human destiny.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Barrineau, Nancy Warner. “Standard Bibliography Revised and Expanded.” Review of Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide, Second Ed., ed. Donald Pizer, Richard W. Dowell, and Frederic E. Rusch. Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 42-44. 

Barrineau, Nancy Warner. “The Second Issue of Ev’ry Month: Early Roots of Dreiser’s Fiction.” Dreiser Studies 22.1 (1991): 23-32. Shows how Dreiser’s editorial comments anticipate the aesthetic revealed in Sister Carrie. Focuses on Dreiser’s rejection of European models, his embrace of American theater, his attempt at writing towards a mixed-gender audience, and his positive attitude towards social and industrial progress.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Boasberg, Leonard W. “Theater’s Big ‘Sister’ People’s Light’s Massive Production, Based on Theodore Dreiser’s ‘Sister Carrie,’ Runs Six Hours, Has 250 Characters and 19 Actors. It’s ” ‘Our ‘Nicholas Nickleby,’ ” Says One of the Founders of the Company.” Philadelphia Inquirer 31 March 31 1991, pg. G1. Review of The People’s Light and Theater Company’s production of Sister Carrie. 

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Review of Free and Other Stories, by Theodore Dreiser in Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke, ed. Eberhard Bethge et al. 10:396-397 17 vols. 1986-1999. Vol. 10. Barcelona, Berlin, Amerika 1928-1931. Munich: Chr. Kaiser, 1991. In German. 

Brennan, Stephen C. “The Financier: Dreiser’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell.” Studies in American Fiction 19.1 (1991): 55-69. Argues that Dreiser was inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s The Riddle of the Universe to create a new mythology based on outmoded Christian patterns. Finds Cowperwood both Satanic and Christlike in his rises and falls and in his creation of a personal moral system in an amoral universe.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Casciato, Arthur D. “Dictating Silence: Textual Subversion in Dreiser’s Soviet Diary.” Theodore Dreiser Issue. Papers on Language and Literature 27 (spring 1991): 174-90. Traces the impact of the sexual on the textual in the construction of Dreiser’s diary of his 1928 trip to the Soviet Union. Discusses the merging of Dreiser’s voice and that of his secretary Ruth Kennell in the diary and Dreiser’s later removal of Kennell’s presence in the 1928 Liveright edition of Dreiser Looks at Russia.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Cassidy, Thomas John. “Desire and Representation in Twentieth Century American Realism.” Ph.D. dissertation, State U of New York, Binghamton, 1991. DAI 52 (1991): 914A. Finds in Sister Carrie and works by Cather, Hurston, and Morrison a critique of “male-authored marriage” that is also an “analogous critique of forms of representation” that posit the dominance of subject over object. Concludes that these works implicitly valorize “community-based relationships” and a “community of voices” with which to express “reality.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Cassuto, Leonard. “From the 1890s to the 1990s: Sister Carrie on the Modern Stage.” Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 26-32. Reviews 1991 production of Sister Carrie by The People’s Light and Theater Co. in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Clark, Mike. “New in Stores.” USA Today. 7 June 1991, pg. 3D. Provides brief critical comments about the film “Carrie” occasioned by a release of a DVD of the film. 

Coltrane, Robert. “The Crafting of Dreiser’s Twelve Men.” Theodore Dreiser Issue. Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 191-206. Analyzes Dreiser’s selection and ordering of sketches for Twelve Men and his revision of previously published material. Examines the autobiographical elements of the sketches, proposing that the characters are “consistent with others in the Dreiser canon.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55.

Das, Dilip K. “The American Family in Transition: Some Turn-of-the-Century Images.” Indian Journal of American Studies 21.2 (1991): 47-54.

Dearborn, Mary V. The Happiest Man Alive A Biography of Henry Miller. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Shows that Miller’s first sustained piece, Clipped Wings, a potboiler based on his stint as a manager for Western Union dispatch, was inspired by Dreiser’s Twelve Men. 

Den Tandt, Christophe. “Animistic Economics in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” BELL: Belgian Essays on Language and Literature (1991): 88-99.

Dowell, Richard. “Dreiser Meets Fitzgerald . . . Maybe.” Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 20-25. Surveys six accounts of a party hosted by Dreiser in the winter of 1922 23, at which Dreiser and F. Scott Fitzgerald allegedly became acquainted. Concludes from accounts by H. L. Mencken, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Van Vechten, Llewelyn Powys, Ernest Boyd, and Burton Rascoe that the event was a “dismal failure.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55.

Eby, Clare Virginia. “Cowperwood and Witla, Artists in the Marketplace.” Dreiser Studies 22.1 (1991): 1-22. Maintains that among Dreiser’s protagonists, Frank Cowperwood in The Financier and Eugene Witla in The “Genius” most fully represent Dreiser’s vision of “the genius,” though Cowperwood transcends Witla as an artist. Concludes that, in Dreiser’s view, wealth may lead to art but art will not lead to wealth.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55; Literature Online (Chadwyck-Healey)

El-Baaj, Habib. “Thomas Hardy and Theodore Dreiser: A Comparative Study.” Diss. U of Glasgow, 1991. DAI 52 (1991): 2134A-2135A.

Erstein, Hap. “Fine ‘Sister Carrie’ Leads Philly Drama Renaissance.” Washington Times 25 Apr. 1991: E1-2. Reviews production of Sister Carrie by People’s Light and Theater Company, Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Fink, Guido. ” ‘Inesprimere l’esprimibile’: tre romanzi americani del 1925.” Rivista di studi nord-americani 2 (1991): 37-52. In Italian. Discusses Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer, and Drieser’s An American Tragedy.

Fleming, Bruce E. Passivity and the Unhappy (Wo)Man: Mental States in Sister Carrie. Indian Journal of American Studies 21.2 (1991): 39-45

Fluck, Winfried. “Sentimentality and the Changing Functions of Fiction.” Sentimentality in Modern Literature and Popular Culture. Ed. Winfried Herget. Tübingen, Germany: Gunter Narr, 1991. 28-32.

Friedl, Bettina. “Die Inszenierung im Spiegel: Aspekte Pikarischen Erzählens bei Theodore Dreiser und Edith Wharton,” pp. 217-34, in Frauen und Frauendarstellung in der englischen und amerikanischen Literatur [Women and Images of Women in British and American Literature]. Ed. Therese Fischer-Seidel. Tübinger Beiträge zur Anglistik. Tübingen: Gunter, Narr, 1991.

Gammel, Irene. “Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederick Philip Grove.” Ph.D. dissertation, McMaster U (Ont., Canada), 1991. vii + 329 pp. DAI 54 (1993): 510A. Published as Sexualizing Power in Naturalism: Theodore Dreiser and Frederic Philip Grove. Calgary (Alberta, Canada): U of Calgary P, 1994. Examines representations of power in Dreiser’s and Grove’s fiction.
Source: Elder, Shane and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1993-1997.” Dreiser Studies 31.2 (fall 2000): 39-57; McMaster U, online catalogue

Gammel, Irene. “The City’s Eye of Power: Panopticism and Specular Prostitution in Dreiser’s New York and Grove’s Berlin.” Canadian Review of American Studies 22.2 (1991): 211-27. Compares the treatment of women in the city in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Frederick Philip Grove’s Fanny Essler.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Gatti, Rose. “What Dreiser’s Handwriting Reveals.” Theodore Dreiser Issue. Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991), pp. 207-13. Analyzes Dreiser’s handwriting in the manuscript of “A Story of Stories.” Concludes that Dreiser was a man of “deep, unexpressed emotions” who felt sympathy towards human weaknesses and anger at the “the powers that be.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Gelfant, Blanche H. “Speaking Her Own Piece: Emma Goldman and the Discursive Skeins of Autobiography.” American Autobiography: Retrospect and Prospect. Ed. Paul John Eakin. Wisconsin Studies in American Autobiography. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1991. 235-66. Compares the theme and style of anarchist Emma Goldman’s autobiography Living My Life and Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, which have similar beginnings. Concludes that Dreiser was one of many influences on Goldman’s book, having told her that she “had to” write it. Reprinted: Gelfant, Blanche H. “Speaking Her Own Piece: Emma Goldman and the Discursive Skeins of Autobiography.” Cross-Cultural Reckonings: A Triptych of Russian, American, and Canadian Texts. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture. Cambridge; England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1995. 69-96.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Gerber, Philip. ” ‘A Beautiful Legal Problem’: Albert Lévitt on An American Tragedy.” Theodore Dreiser Issue. Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991), 214-42. Introduces lawyer Albert Lévitt’s 1926 prize-winning essay, “Was Clyde Griffiths Guilty of Murder in the First Degree?”

Gordon, Mary. “Good Boys and Dead Girls.” Good Boys and Dead Girls. New York: Viking, 1991. 3-23. Places Clyde Griffiths in a tradition of “boy killers,” such as Faulkner’s Joe Christmas and Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom, who retain their innocence despite causing the deaths of women who restrain their freedom. Argues that Dreiser’s melodramatic handling of Roberta’s death violates the novel’s realistic “moral vision,” which lures readers into identifying with Clyde.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. “New Approaches to Carrie.” Review of New Essays on Sister Carrie, edited by Donald Pizer. Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 37-41. 

Hapke, Laura. “Dreiser and the Tradition of the American Working Girl Novel.” Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 2-19. Agrees with previous scholarship that Dreiser accurately portrays the “economic, social, and psychological forces” that shaped the lives of wage-earning women. Finds “ambivalence” in Dreiser’s treatment of the type, however, since his Carrie Meeber and Jennie Gerhardt, like the heroines of contemporary labor novels, are “too refined” to remain long in the world of laboring women and require rescue by a male savior.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Hayne, Barrie. “Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Rough Justice: Essays on Crime and Literature. Ed. M. L. Friedland. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1991. 170-86. Explores whether An American Tragedy is the “sociological treatise” Sergei Eisenstein was denied the chance to film in 1930 or “the simple detective story” or love story Paramount wanted. Concludes that Eisenstein was largely correct and that the book is a “crime novel” governed by the “presuppositions of naturalism.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Henry, Sarah M. “The Strikers and Their Sympathizers: Brooklyn in the Trolley Strike of 1895,” Labor History 32.3 (1991): 329- 53. Not about Dreiser per se, but the strike was the one described in Sister Carrie. 

Hochman, Barbara. “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Actress: The Rewards of Representation in Sister Carrie.” New Essays on Sister Carrie. The American Novel. Ed. Donald Pizer. 43-64. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1991. Refutes Dreiser’s claims that he wrote Sister Carrie largely in bursts of solitary inspired creativity. Asserts that Carrie’s career as actress reveals both Dreiser’s stake in maintaining “creative autonomy” and his “need for editorial and moral support” from a “responsive audience.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Horwitz, Howard. “Dreiser, Debs, and Deindividualization: Hypothecation, Union, Representation.” By the Law of Nature: Form and Value in Nineteenth Century America. New York; Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991. 192-217. Examines Dreiser’s Trilogy of Desire in the context of Emersonian doctrine.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Hurm, Gerd. “Theodore Dreiser: Sister Carrie.” Fragmented Urban Images: The American City in Modern Fiction from Stephen Crane to Thomas Pynchon. Neue Studien zur Anglistik und Amerikanistik. Frankfurt am Maim: Peter Lang, 1991. 133-65.

Hussman, Lawrence E. “More Grist for Dreiser’s Mill.” Review of Dreiser issue, Papers on Language and Literature (vol. 27, no. 2, 1991). Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 44-45. 

Hutchisson, James M. “The Creation (and Reduction) of The Financier.” Theodore Dreiser Issue. Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 243-59. Offers a textual history of The Financier. Discusses the radical alterations in the novel from its inception in 1911 through the much shorter 1927 edition. Scrutinizes editorial revisions by Ripley Hitchcock and H. L. Mencken and Dreiser’s desire to comply with them.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

James, Harold. “The Literary Financier.” The American Scholar 60 (1991): 251-57. Tracks the rise and fall of the financier as a prominent character type in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Considers Dreiser’s The Financier as a “particularly accurate” depiction of the turn-of-the-century Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Compares Dreiser’s financier with those of Trollope, Balzac, and Thomas Mann.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Jameson, Frederic. Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham: Duke UP, 1991. 200-210. Agrees with Walter Benn Michaels, in The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism (1987), that Dreiser’s work expresses rather than critiques the ideology of consumer capitalism. Argues, however, that Dreiser’s very failure to escape the “infernal machine” of market culture reveals a potential for radical change from within that culture.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Keeble, Robert Leslie. “Dreiser’s Method: Triangles, Motive, Tension, and Contrast in Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.” Master’s Thesis. Stephen F. Austin State U, 1991. vii + 104 pp. MAI 30 (1992): 29. Examines Dreiser’s method of using love triangles to depict his characters’ motives, regulate their tension, and reveal the contrasts in their lives. Focuses on Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55; Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State U, online catalogue; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Kimmel, David P. “Crane, Sinclair, and Dreiser in the Temperance Tradition.” Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State U, 1991, 294 pp. DAI 52 (1991): 1747A-48A Explores the relationship between literary forms and the temperance tradition in four turn-of-the century novels, including Sister Carrie.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55.

Kingston, Jeremy. “US Theater: Premiere Weekend Philadelphia.” London Times 1 May 1991. Reviews production of Sister Carrie by People’s Light and Theater Company, Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Lehan, Richard. “Sister Carrie: the City, the Self, and the Modes of Narrative Discourse.” New Essays on Sister Carrie. The American Novel. Ed. Donald Pizer. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1991. 65-85. Argues that Sister Carrie should be read as a narrative in the “naturalistic mode,” as an “exercise” in rendering Herbert Spencer’s deterministic universe of “matter in motion.” Rejects New Historicist readings by Walter Benn Michaels and June Howard treating Carrie as a metaphor for capitalism or history, respectively. Concludes that an edition recognizing the novel’s naturalistic mode would be a “composite” of the 1981 Pennsylvania Edition and the first edition.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Lenard, G. T. “New Lives, New Names: Dreiser’s Carrie.” Midwestern Miscellany 19 (1991): 29-36. Discusses how the names given Carrie by others mark the changes in her life and in her social roles. Concludes that Hurstwood’s “nameless” corpse reveals his absolute loss of identity while Carrie’s choosing the stage name of Madenda indicates a limited assumption of power and freedom.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Lingeman, Richard. “Airmail Interview: Richard Lingeman.” Dreiser Society Newsletter 1.1 (1991): 2-5. 

Lingeman, Richard. “Mencken, Dreiser, and God.” Menckeniana 119 (1991): 1-9. Recounts the stormy friendship between Dreiser and Mencken, positing that “a hairline crack” in their friendship occurred very early on when the “pagan” Mencken’s attack on prayer offended Dreiser with his lingering “craving for the absolute.” Finds that this essential opposition, along with an “aristocratic-peasant” enmity, eventually became a “geological fault,” though mutual love and respect endured to the end.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Lingeman, Richard. “Theater.” The Nation 27 May 1991: 711-12. Reviews production of Sister Carrie by People’s Light and Theater Company, Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Livingston, Paisley. Literature and Rationality: Ideas of Agency in Theory and Fiction. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1991. 89-149 passim. Discusses basic questions about agency and rationality raised in the fiction of Dreiser, focusing on The Financier, An American Tragedy, and Sister Carrie.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Lo, Aboubacry Samba. “Theodore Dreiser’s Complex Vision of Success and Failure in ‘Sister Carrie’ and ‘The Financier.’” Master’s thesis, l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, 1991.

Lutz, Tom. “Making It Big: Theodore Dreiser, Sex, and Success.” American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1991. 38-62. Considers Dreiser’s treatment of his own neurasthenia of 1903 (in An Amateur Laborer) in the context of a culture obsessed with success and military conquest. Also traces “neurasthenic themes” in The “Genius” and An American Tragedy.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Major 20th-Century Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors. Ed. Bryan Ryan. Gale Research, 1991. 871-76.

Masters, Marcia Lee. “Ghostwriting for Theodore Dreiser.” Chicago Tribune 10 November 1991, sec. 10: 33. An article by the daughter of Edgar Lee Masters about her associations with Dreiser, notably in Los Angeles near the end of his life. Provides details about her ghostwriting of stories that were published under Dreiser name in Esquire.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

McNamara, Kevin Richard. “Urban Verbs: Representations of the City in American Modernism.” Ph.D., dissertation, U of California, Irvine, 1991. 2 vols. vii + 397 pp. DAI 52A (1991): 1331A. Discusses Sister Carrie in relation to James’s The American Scene, Williams’s Paterson, and other works. Explores how the circulation of money, desire, and other “objects” either “aids or problematizes” efforts to give “unity” to the city’s diverse elements.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55; U of California, Irvine, library, online catalogue

Menzer, Paul. “Bibliographical Anomalies in the Foreword of The Color of a Great City.” Dreiser Studies 22.1 (1991): 33-38. Demonstrates that Dreiser’s foreword to his 1923 collection offers “an apocryphal version of the articles’ origins” by claiming much later dates of composition than the actual ones. Suggests that Dreiser was hiding the fact that many of these journalistic pieces were “quick copy written for ready cash” during his free-lance days.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Michaels, Walter Benn. “An American Tragedy, or the Promise of American Life.” The New American Studies: Essays from Representations. Berkeley: U of California P, 1991. 171-98. Argues that An American Tragedy illustrates the erasure of difference between the individual and the social. Discusses Clyde Griffiths’ attempt to “drift” across classes while maintaining his individuality, and concludes that one has to belong to a class to be considered an individual.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Mishra, Ramesh Chandra. “Theodore Dreiser and the City: A Study of Ambivalent Response.” Ph.D. dissertation, Utkal University, India, 1991. 

Mitchell, Lee Clark. Introduction. Jennie Gerhardt, by Theodore Dreiser. New York: Oxford UP, 1991. ix-xxx.

Mitchell, Lee Clark. Introduction. Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser. New York: Oxford UP, 1991. vii-xxiv.

Mizruchi, Susan. “Fiction and the Sense of Society.” The Columbia History of the American Novel. Ed. Emery Elliott (General Editor); Cathy N. Davidson, Patrick O’Donnell, Valerie Smith, and Christopher P. Wilson (Associate Editors). New York: Columbia UP, 1991. 189-215. Argues: “The works of Theodore Dreiser offer a different perspective on naturalism by highlighting a modern capitalist social order that has subsumed the natural. In contrast to Norris’s degenerate (and eminently expendable) social types, Dreiser’s fiction features functional types who become dysfunctional. … Thus, where Norris’s naturalism tends to corroborate a social evolutionary scheme, Dreiser’s naturalism, by showing how such a scheme justifies and entrenches a man-made social system, tends to challenge it.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Mizuguchi, Shigeo. “Nippon niokeru Theodore Dreiser no Shoshi.” [Bibliography of Theodore Dreiser in Japan] Geibei Bunqaku [English and American Literature] 51 (1991): 157-206.

Morozkina, E.A. Problemy iskusstva v tvorchestve T. Draizera. Istoria i kultura SShA v amerikanskoi literature i zhurnalistike. Tezisy dokladov. [Aspects of the art and work of T. Dreiser. History and culture of the U.S.A. in American literature and journalism. Lecture notes.] Moscow: MGU, 1991, pp. 35-36. Морозкина Е.А. Проблемы искусства в творчестве Т.Драйзера // История и культура США в американской литературе и журналистике. Тезисы докладов. Москва: МГУ, 1991, c.35-36. 

Mory, Kathrin. “The Construction of Inevitability in Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.” Thesis (licentiate), U Basel, Switzerland, 1991. Liz. Arbeit Basel.

Muller, Kurt. Identitat und Rolle bei Theodore Dreiser: Eine Untersuchung des Romanwerks unter Rollertheoretischem Aspekt Beiträge zur englischen und amerikanischen Literatur. Paperborn, Germany: Schoningh, 1991. A revision of the author’s Habilitationsschrift — Universität Freiburg i. Br., 1987. Discusses role playing in Sister Carrie, The Financier, The Titan, and An American Tragedy. Places the novels in the context of a society whose fragmentation prevents the development of a coherent self. Applies analysis of the novels to Dreiser’s own life.
Source: Sauer, Thomas. “Dreiser’s Novels and Role Theory.” Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 33-37; Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (fall 1999): 39-55; WorldCat; Literature Online (Chadwyck-Healey)

Murphy, James F. The Proletarian Moment: The Controversy over Leftism in Literature. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1991. 142-47, passim. Discusses Case of Clyde Griffiths, the stage adaptation by Erwin Piscator of Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, as an example of “proletarian” or “political” theater. Also contains scattered references to Dreiser as a supporter of leftist causes and of the reaction of leftist critics to his works. 

Myers, Robert M. “Dreiser’s Copy of McTeague.” Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 260-67. Concludes from Dreiser’s bookplate and his typical marginalia that a copy of the 1903 edition of McTeague in the University of Miami library once belonged to Dreiser. Surveys Dreiser’s accounts of reading McTeague and finds no direct influence on Sister Carrie.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Nathan, David. “Philly Goes for the Long Shots.” Jewish Chronicle 3 May 1991. Reviews production of Sister Carrie by People’s Light and Theater Company, Malvern, Pennsylvania.

New Essays on Sister Carrie. Ed. Donald Pizer. The American Novel. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1991. Includes four essays and an introduction, annotated elsewhere in this bibliography.

Newlin, Keith. “Melodramatic Naturalism: London, Garland, Dreiser, and the Campaign to Reform the American Theater.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana U, 1991, xiii + 309 pp. DAI 52 (1992): 2925A Challenges the idea that naturalistic drama is an offspring of realism and that Eugene O’Neill was the first serious American dramatist. Argues that Dreiser and others employed the conventions of melodrama to express evolutionary thought, creating an experimental “hybrid” form dealing with subjects previously confined to the novel and preparing the way for O’Neill.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55; Indiana University library, online catalogue

Niven, Penelope. Carl Sandburg: A Biography. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1991 246, 268-269, 460 Quotes from correspondence among Dreiser, Sandburg, and Edgar Lee Masters. 

Nurul Huda A.Razzaq. “Naturalistic Strain in the Novels of Theodore Dreiser and Naguib Mahfouz.” Ph.D. dissertation, Osmania University, India, 1991. 

Oriard, Michael. Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Culture. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1991. passim. 

Pietkiewicz, Karen Judith. “Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie: A Study of Transformation and Change in the Artistic Feminine Psyche.” Master’s thesis, Lakehead U, Canada, 1991. 104 pp. MAI 31 (1993): 83. 

Pizer, Donald, Richard W. Dowell, and Frederic E. Rusch. Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1991. Second edition of the authoritative bibliography.

 

Pizer, Donald. “Dreiser and the Naturalistic Drama of Consciousness.” Journal of Narrative Technique 21.2 (1991): 202-11. Argues that, contrary to prevailing criticism, naturalistic novelists did often “seek to write a drama of consciousness.” Focusing on moments of crisis in the lives of George Hurstwood, Lester Kane, and Clyde Griffiths, demonstrates Dreiser’s growing sophistication in rendering an internal drama of conflicting desires by means of “concrete analogues,” whether metaphorical or literal.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Pizer, Donald. Introduction. New Essays on Sister Carrie. The American Novel. Ed. Donald Pizer. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1991, pp. 1-22.

Pizer, Donald. Preface. Sister Carrie: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism. 2nd ed. Ed. Donald Pizer. Norton Critical Editions. New York: Norton, 1991, pp. viii-x. Briefly surveys the critical history of Sister Carrie and defends the use of the 1900 first edition as copy-text as opposed to the holograph, the copy-text for the 1981 Pennsylvania Edition.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Plank, Kathryn M. “Dreiser’s Real American Tragedy.” Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 268-87. Examines Dreiser’s 1935 article “I Find the Real American Tragedy” to debunk the myth that An American Tragedy typifies a pattern Dreiser found in the Gillette case and in the several other actual murder cases he studied over the years. Argues that the “paradigm” Dreiser finds in these cases is actually his own creation and derives from his own experiences and social attitudes.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Plank, Kathryn M. “Introduction to The ‘Rake.’ ” Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 140-44. Describes the incoherent state of the manuscript of this early attempt at An American Tragedy, based on the Molineaux murder case. Argues that Dreiser could not complete the novel because he could not reconcile Molineaux’s high social status with the Clyde Griffiths-like yearnings of his protagonist.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Review of Theodore Dreiser. Vol. 2: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman. American Literature 63 (Sep 1991): 555-56. 

Review of Theodore Dreiser. Vol. 2: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman. Illinois Historical Journal 84 (Winter 1991): 283. 

Richenderfer, Dolly. “Theodore Dreiser, Anti-Religionist Religionist: The Religiosity of Theodore Dreiser.” Master’s Thesis. Eastern Washington U, 1991. vi + 83 pp.

Ridley, Clifford A. “A Dreiser Novel Comes to the Stage.” The Philadelphia Inquirer 8 April 1991, pg. C3. Review of The People’s Light and Theater Company’s adaptation of Sister Carrie. 

Riggio, Thomas P. “Carrie’s Blues.” New Essays on Sister Carrie. Ed. Donald Pizer. The American Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1991. 23-41. Considers Dreiser a “psychological realist” who expressed his own “depressive personality” in Carrie’s pervasive melancholia. Traces this melancholia to childhood deprivations and argues that Carrie cannot establish lasting bonds because her “primary relation to home and family is full of rebellion and shame.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser’s Final Hours.” Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 300-04. Presents extensive excerpts from the diary of Dreiser’s wife Helen Richardson to provide “the only first-hand account of Dreiser’s final hours.” See also McCoy, Esther. “The Death of Dreiser.” Grand Street 7 (Winter): 73 -85. (Reprinted: Performances and Reality: Essays from Grand Street. Ed. Ben Sonnenberg. New Brunswick Rutgers UP, pp. 27-39.)
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Riggio, Thomas P. Review of Selected Magazine Articles of Theodore Dreiser: Life and Art in the American 1890s, ed Yoshinobu Hakutani. Resources for American Literary Study 17.2 (1991): 318-21.

Rose, Lloyd. “Smashing ‘Sister Carrie.’ ” Washington Post 23 April 1991: E1. Reviews production of Sister Carrie by People’s Light and Theater Company, Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Rubin, Merle. “To Think, To Feel, To Read.” Christian Science Monitor 1 August 1991: 16. Uses “Dreiser’s assertion that the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who think and those who feel” as a starting point for a brief analysis of two analogous schools of fiction (in that they represent a similar dichotomy) represented by Jane Austen and Emily Bronte.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Ruland, Richard, and Malcolm Bradbury. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature. New York: Viking Penguin, 1991. 241-43, 247-48 passim.

Rusch, Frederic E. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1989.” Dreiser Studies 22.1 (1991): 39-44.

Rusch, Frederic E. “The Dummy of The Hand of the Potter.” Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 288-99. Demonstrates that the 1918 publisher’s dummy is based on the missing unrevised galleys and thus, when compared to the holograph and revised page proofs, offers clues as to the nature and extent of Dreiser’s revisions before and after submitting the play to Boni and Liveright.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Rusch, Frederic E. Review of 1989 Penguin edition of Jennie Gerhardt, by Theodore Dreiser. Dreiser Studies 22.1 (1991): 48-49.

Rusch, Frederic E. Review of Norton Critical Edition of Sister Carrie, 2nd edition. Dreiser Studies 22.1 (1991): 50-51.

Sauer, Thomas. “Dreiser’s Novels and Role Theory.” Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991). 33-37. Review of Identität und Rolle bei Theodore Dreiser: Eine Untersuchung des Romanwerks unter Rollentheoretischen Aspekt, by Kurt Müller. 

” ‘Sister Carrie’: Breaking Walls and Traditions.” People’s Light Journal (Malvern, Pa.) 1 (1991): 1-2. Reviews production of Sister Carrie by People’s Light and Theater Company, Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Smith, James F. “Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities: A Dreiser Novel for the 1980’s.” Journal of American Culture 14.3 (1991): 43-51. Finds parallels between Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. Reprinted in Tom Wolfe. Ed. Harold Bloom Modern Critical Views. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2001. 135-49.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

“Snooty Putdowns?” Dreiser Studies 22.2 (1991): 46-50. Presents an exchange of letters between Robert H. Elias and Arun Mukherjee in which Elias defends himself against Mukherjee’s charge that he initiated a trend of “snooty putdowns” of Dreiser and Mukherjee defends her original contention.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Song, In-Yong. “Siodo doraijo ui sisto keri wa jeni gohato yongu: jayonjuui wa chowoljuui rul jungsimuro” [A Study of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt: In terms of naturalism and Emersonianism]. Master’s thesis, Seoul National University, Korea, 1991. In Korean. 송인영.Theodore Dreiser? Sister Carrie? Jennie Gerhardt 연구: 자연주의와 초월주의를 중심으로.석사학위논문.서울대학교, 1991. 

Stenerson, Douglas C. “Some Impressions of the Buddha: Dreiser and Sir Edwin Arnold’s ‘The Light of Asia.’ ” Canadian Review of American Studies 22.3 (1991): 387-405. Demonstrates the influence of Arnold’s poem on Dreiser’s understanding of Buddhism and suggests parallels between Buddhism and Dreiser’s own beliefs.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Stillinger Jack. Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Genius. New York: Oxford, 1991. 157-62 passim. Considers Sister Carrie “an epitomizing example” of “collaborative authorship” and criticizes the editors of the Pennsylvania Edition for attempting to produce what is only “a hypothetical ideal,” a purely authorial text based on the holograph.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Takeda, Miyoko. “Henry David Thoreau — Theodore Dreiser: Transcending the Natural World.” BTSJ 17 (199l): 11-15. 

Takeda, Miyoko. The Quest for the Reality of Life: Dreiser’s Spiritual and Esthetical Pilgrimage. American University Studies IV: English Language and Literature. New York: Peter Lang, 1991. Analyzes The “Genius,” The Bulwark, and The Stoic as stages in Dreiser’s search for an absolute “Reality.” Finds a movement from the aesthetic to the spiritual, with Dreiser finally arriving at a form of “Dreiserian Hinduism” that reconciles “the beauty of women and the beauty of Brahman.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Tebbel, John and Mary Ellen Zuckerman. The Magazine in America, 1741-1990 New York; Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991 101-02, 118. Provides information about Dreiser’s editorial career at the Delineator and (very briefly) Broadway magazine. Discusses improvements Dreiser made in the Delineator and quotes from a passage by one of the magazine’s contributors, Charles Hanson Towne, describing Dreiser as editor. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, First Edition. Ed. George Perkins, Barbara Perkins, and Phillip Leininger. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Contemporary Authors. A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields, Volume 132. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Magill’s Survey of American Literature. Ed. Frank N. Magill. North Bellmore, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 1991. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Facts on File Encyclopedia of the Twentieth Century. Ed. John Drexel. New York: Facts on File, 1991. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The Reader’s Companion to American History. Ed. Eric Foner and John A. Garraty. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1991. 

Theodore Dreiser Issue. Papers on Language and Literature 27.2 (1991): 139-304. Ed. James L.W. West III. A special issue devoted to Dreiser. Contains 11 previously unpublished items that are cited and annotated individually in this bibliography.

Trachtenberg, Alan. “Who Narrates? Dreiser’s Presence in Sister Carrie.” New Essays on Sister Carrie. Ed. Donald Pizer. The American Novel. 87-122. Cambridge, England; New York: Cambridge UP, 1991. Discovers in Sister Carrie a “hybrid narrative-discursive method” that reveals the unconscious feelings and desires of his inarticulate characters and transvalues values by establishing a perspective both inside and outside “the popular, the demotic, the vulgar.” Finds Dreiser’s treatment of consciousness strikingly similar to that of William James.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Traister, Daniel. “Dreiser and Libraries.” PACSCL News (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries newsletter) 1.2 (1991): 1-8.

Tuerk, Richard. “The American Spectator Symposium: Was Dreiser Anti-Semitic?” Prospects 16 (1991): 367-89. Examines Dreiser’s public and private statements about Jews during the mid-1930s. Concludes that despite his denials of anti-Semitism Dreiser consistently expressed anti-Semitic attitudes that “hurt the Jews markedly at one of the worst times in history for a person of his stature to do so.”
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Updike, John. “Not Quite Adult.” New Yorker 66 (14 January 1991): 89-92. Review of Theodore Dreiser, Volume 2: An American Journey, 1908-1945 by Richard Lingeman. Reprinted Updike, John. More Matter: Essays and Criticism. New York: Knopf, 1999. 509-15.

Waldmeir, John Christian. “Individual Trinities: Time, God, and Mammon in The American Trilogy.” Diss. U of Chicago, Divinity School, 1991. iii + 245 pp. Discusses Norris’s Epic of the Wheat, Dreiser’s Trilogy of Desire, and Dos Passos’s U.S.A. trilogy.
Source: Elder, Shane, Frederic E. Rusch, and Stephen C. Brennan. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1991.” Dreiser Studies 30.2 (1999): 39-55

Wallace, Jack E. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945 by Richard Lingeman (1990). American Literature 63 (1991): 555-56.

Weisner, Janice Beth. “Turn-of-the-Century City Sketches of Edwin Porter and Theodore Dreiser.” Master’s thesis, Clark U, 1991. v + 101 pp.

Winchell, Mark Royden. Neoconservative Criticism: Norman Podhoretz, Kenneth S. Lynn, and Joseph Epstein Boston: G. K. Hall, 1991. Twayne’s United States Authors Series 57-58, 64-65, 138-40. Summarizes and discusses critical views on Dreiser of the critics Kenneth S. Lynn and Joseph Epstein. 

 

Dreiser bibliography, 1990

 

 

Aaron, Daniel. “Brother Theodore.” New Republic 203 (12 November 1990): 34-37, 40. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman.

Abramson, Doris. ” ‘The New Path’: Nineteenth Century American Women Playwrights.” In Modern American Drama: The Female Canon ed. Ed. June Schlueter. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP; London: Associated U Presses, 1990. 45. Notes that in his article “American Women as Successful Playwrights,” Success 2 (17 June): 485-86 (C99-33), Dreiser “liberally plagiarized” from an 1898 article by Esther Singleton in Ev’ry Month. 

Adams, Carol Ann. “Women and Biology in Four Novels by Theodore Dreiser.” Master’s thesis, Georgetown U, 1990. iii + 83 pp.

Allen, Bruce. “Dreiser, Depicted in Great Detail.” Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman. USA Today 2 Nov. 1990: D4.

Barrineau, Nancy Warner. “The Search for Ev’ry Month: An Update.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Spring): 31-34. Documents the fifty-year search for Ev’ry Month under Dreiser’s editorship and provides an inventory of library locations for the 21 available numbers.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Bigelow, Blair F. Review of Journalism: Vol. 1. American Literary Realism 23.1 (Fall 1990): 84-85.

Blume, Donald Thomas. “The Hitchcock-Dreiser Editor-Author Relationship.” Master’s thesis, U of Delaware, 1990. iii + 126 pp.

Campbell, Donna M. “Repudiating the `Age of the Carved Cherry-Stones’: The Naturalists’ Reaction Against Women’s Local Color Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Kansas, 1990, 431 pp. DAI 51 (1991): 3741A. Includes Dreiser among naturalist writers who, because of both their literary credo and their gender, rebelled against the domination of late nineteenth-century fiction by local color writers.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

De La Perriere, Earleen. “Sister Carrie, Sisters in Sable Skin, and Gestures of Exclusion.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Fall 1990): 19-26. Places Carrie in the context of black women living in her era and culture and argues that although she is a passive character who never entirely overcame social exclusion, she was nonetheless much more privileged than these contemporaries, who often had neither the support of men nor good luck. (Abridgement of a paper delivered at the 1990 “Working Girls” Conference at SUNY Brockport.)
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Delbanco, Andrew. “Searching for Sex and Power.” Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945 by Richard Lingeman. Boston Globe 30 Sept. 1990: B43.

Dow, Georganne H. “Sisters under the Skin.” Master’s thesis, U of Maine, 1990. ii +101 pp. Analyzes woman characters in the works of Emile Zola, Thomas Hardy, Theodor Fontane, and Dreiser.

“Dresser, Paul.” The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music. By Phil Hardy and Dave Laing. London: Faber and Faber, 1990. 223-24. 

Elias, Robert H. “Dreiser’s Long Foreground.” Review 12 (1990): 179-185. Review of Theodore Dreiser’s “Heard in the Corridors”: Articles and Related Writings, edited by T. D. Nostwich; Theodore Dreiser: Journalism, Volume One: Newspaper Writings, 1892-1895, edited by T. D. Nostwich; and Selected Magazine Articles of Theodore Dreiser: Life and Art in the American 1890s, edited by Yoshinobu Hakutani.

Enniss, Stephen. “Tragic ‘Journey’ of Dreiser Shared with Compassion.” Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945 by Richard Lingeman. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Special Issue. 14 Oct. 1990: N10.

Fabre, Michel. Richard Wright: Books and Writers. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1990, pp. 41-42. Lists titles of works by Dreiser owned by Wright and quotes passages from Wright’s writings that mention Dreiser and/or his works.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Fecher, Charles. “The Dreiser Paradox.” Chicago Tribune Books, 16 September 1990, p. 1. Review of Richarde Lingeman’s two-volume biography of Dreiser (1986 and 1990).

Fluck, Winfried. “Modelle der Relation: American Studies, Theodore Dreiser’s Roman An American Tragedy und dessen Verfilmungen.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 35.2 (1990): 189-202. Uses An American Tragedy and its film versions to discuss how theoretical models of “relation” and their cultural “pre-texts” are mutually limiting.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Gerber, Philip L. “The Doings at Brockport.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Fall): 1-13. Describes the behind-the-scenes preparations made by Gerber (guest editor of this issue of Dreiser Studies) for “Working Girls: Sister Carrie at Ninety,” a conference held October 25-26, including papers, films, and a discussion which led to the Dreiser Society’s formation.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Gogol, Miriam. “Dreiser’s Search for a `Religion of Life’: A Psychoanalytic Reading,” Dreiser Studies 21 (Spring): 21-30. Connects Dreiser’s abandonment of The Bulwark in 1914 and return to it at the end of his life with his effort to be reconciled with his dead father and, thus, with God as “father.”
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Gogol, Miriam. “The `Genius’: Dreiser’s Testament to Convention.” CLA Journal 33: 402-14. Claims Witla’s suffering for rebelling against the norms of society and his discovery that “he can will himself to do anything he chooses” indicate that, contrary to the views of most critics, The “Genius” does not present an argument against middle-class conventions, and it “only seems naturalistic.”
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Hakutani, Yoshinobu. “Dreiser’s Romantic Tendencies.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Fall): 40-45. Compares the 1900 first edition and the 1981 Pennsylvania Edition of Sister Carrie to demonstrate that the former emphasizes Carrie’s romantic individualism while the latter restores the original naturalism of Dreiser’s manuscript. (Abridgement of a paper delivered at the 1990 “Working Girls” Conference at SUNY Brockport)
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Hamilton, Ian. Writers in Hollywood, 1915-1951. New York: Harper and Row, 1990: 53-56. Traces Dreiser’s battle with Paramount over the filming of An American Tragedy.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Hart, Jeffrey. “Dreiser hailed as writer of the city; Novelist caught aesthetic power of urban scene” (The Lost Word). Washington Times, 7 May 1990: E7. A defense of Dreiser the writer which begins by assessing criticisms by Malcolm Cowley, H. L. Mencken, and Lionel Trilling. Finds Dreiser’s ideas or philosophical opinions to be “incoherent” and his style occasionally “embarrassing,” but finds that Trilling in particular did not do justice to Dreiser’s power as a novelist.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Howe, Irving. “Dreiser: The Springs of Desire.” In Selected Writings, 1950-1990. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990, pp. 167-78. Reprint of Howe’s afterword to the NAL edition of An American Tragedy (1964).

Hussman, Lawrence E., Jr. “Dreiser’s (Bad) Luck with Hollywood.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Fall 1990): 14-16. Provides a transcript of introductions to An American Tragedy (1931), A Place in the Sun (1951), and Carrie (1952) (three films shown at the SUNY Brockport conference on Dreiser), in which Hussman discusses censorship, the quality of the adaptations, and the movies’ treatment of women.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Kazin, Alfred. “Awkward but Immortal.” New York Times Book Review, 30 September, 1990, pp. 1, 40-41. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman.

Kinsaul, Lucia A. “The Letters of Grant Richards To Theodore Dreiser: 1905-1914.” Master’s thesis, Florida State U, 1990. xxix + 113 pp.

Kurth, Peter. American Cassandra: The Life of Dorothy Thompson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1990. 122, 142-44, 171-72.

Lehan, Richard. “The Theoretical Limits of the New Historicism.” New Literary History 21 (1990): 533-53. Illustrates weaknesses in Walter Benn Michaels’ reading of Sister Carrie (1987.34) in the course of pointing out problems in the assumptions of new historicism and the representational school of criticism.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Levenson, J C. “The Sadness of Sister Carrie.” Morphologies of Faith: Essays in Religion and Culture in Honor of Nathan A. Scott, Jr. American Academy of Religion Studies in Religion. Ed. Mary Gerhart and Anthony C. Yu. Atlanta, GA: Scholars P, 1990: 291-307. 

Limon, John. “After the Revolutions: Brown and Dreiser, Poe and Pynchon, Hawthorne and Mailer.” In The Place of Fiction in the Time of Science: A Disciplinary History of American Writing. Cambridge, England: Cambridge UP, 1990, pp. 160-89. Pairs Dreiser and Charles Brockden Brown in a chapter which concludes that, though Spencer and Darwin apparently influenced the Dreiser of Sister Carrie, his novel in actuality “fends off . . . the model of scientific history.” Drawing evidence from Drouet, who does not evolve, and Carrie, who moves but does not progress, argues that the novel “connects Dreiser to a literary tradition that itself does not evolve.”
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Lingeman, Richard. “Another American Tragedy.” New York Times 22 January 1990: 15. Points out parallels between An American Tragedy and the Charles Stuart murder case in Boston.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Lingeman, Richard. Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1990. Volume II of a two-volume biography. 

McKelly, James Crisley. “True Wests: Twentieth Century Portraits of the Artist as a Young American.” Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana U, 1990. xiii + 184 pp. DAI 52 (1991): 919A. Includes Eugene Witla of The “Genius” in its survey of protagonists who answer the call made by Walt Whitman in his 1881 essay “Poetry of the Future” for a new kind of American artist.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37; Indiana University library, online catalogue

Meigen, Johannes A. W. “Self and Other Or Self Versus Other? The Perception of Identity and Social Relatedness in The Awakening, A Hazard of New Fortunes and Sister Carrie.” Master’s thesis, U of Massachusetts, 1990. 150 pp.

Mencken, H. L. The H. L. Mencken Baby Book: Comprising the Contents of H. L. Mencken’s What You Ought To Know About Your Baby with Commentaries. Ed. Howard Markel and Frank A. Oski. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 1990. 3-6, 12-15, 18-19, 23. Discusses Dreiser’s involvement with Mencken in a series of baby care articles for the Delineator. See also Markel, Howard. “What You Ought to Know About What You Ought to Know About Your Baby.” Menckeniana, no. 111 (Fall 1989): 7-13.

Michaels, Walter Benn. “The Contracted Heart.” New Literary History 21.3 (1990): 495-531. Shows how historical changes in the position of women in relation to consumption and the right to privacy are reflected in Sister Carrie and in works by Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Miller, Terry. Greenwich Village and How It Got That Way. New York: Crown, 1990. 99-100, 136, 141, 184, 206-7. 

Mitgang, Herbert. “An American Writer and the Passions in His Art.” New York Times, 10 October 1990: C20. Review of second volume of Lingeman’s biography of Dreiser. Notes that it is “especially revealing in its research into ‘An American Tragedy.’ ”
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Morozkina, E.A. Roman T. Draizera “Oplot” i evropeiskii pozitivizm. (Ob evoliutsii filosofsko-esteticheskikh vzgliadov T. Draizera). Traditsii i vzaimodeistvia v zarubezhnoi literature XIX-XX vekov. [T. Dreiser’s Novel ”The Bulwark” and European Positivism (on the Evolution of the Philosophical-Aesthetic Views of T. Dreiser). Traditions and Interactions of Foreign Literature in the 19th-20th Centuries]. Perm, 1990, pp. 99-107 Морозкина Е.А. Роман Т.Драйзера “Оплот” и европейский позитивизм. (Об эволюции философско-эстетических взглядов Т.Драйзера) // Традиции и взаимодействия в зарубежной литературе XIХ-ХХ веков. Пермь, 1990, с.99-107. 

Morse, Jonathan. Word by Word: The Language of Memory. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1990. 204-205. Briefly discusses the use by Dreiser (as well as other writers) of the “rhetoric of the regress of perception.” 

Mukherjee, Arun P. “Sister Carrie at Ninety: An Indian Response.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Fall): 27-39. Argues that the canon in both India and Canada and critical discourse in the United States have excluded Dreiser and other realists who wrote about the inequities of race, class, and gender and tried to inspire their readers to change society. (Transcript of a paper delivered at the 1990 “Working Girls” Conference at SUNY Brockport.)
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Mukherjee, Arun. “The man who knew why women sinned.” Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey: Volume II, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman. The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) 17 Nov. 1990: C19. 

Murayama, Kiyohiko. “Doraisâ to Rôdo-Kaikyu [Dreiser and the Laboring Classes],” in Kaikyû Ishiki to Amerika Shakai [Class Consciousness in American Society]. Edited by Kôichi Ogawa and Katayama Atsushi. Tokyo: Bokutaku-sha, pp. 261-78. In Japanese.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Nathan, George Jean. A George Jean Nathan Reader. Ed. A. L. Lazarus. Rutherford, NJ.: Fairleigh Dickinson UP; London: Associated U Presses, 1990. 160-70, 217-19, 223-25. Reprints (pp. 160-70) Nathan’s sketch “Theodore Dreiser” in The Intimate Notebooks of George Jean Nathan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Also reprints (pp. 217-19, 223-25) four Dreiser letters to Nathan, all of them previously published in Letters of Theodore Dreiser (1959), ed. Robert H. Elias. 

Nelson, Bertil C. “William James’ Concept of the Self and the Fictive Psychology of Theodore Dreiser in Sister Carrie.” Essays in Arts and Sciences 19 (May 1990): 44-64. Discusses the psychology Dreiser uses to interpret Hurstwood, Drouet, and Carrie in relation to William James’ explanation of the material Me, the social Me and the spiritual Me in his concept of the self.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

“New Light on Dreiser: A Summary of Session Four.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Fall 1990): 17-18. Abstracts papers presented by James L.W. West III, Nancy Warner Barrineau, and Leonard Cassuto at the 1990 “Working Girls” Conference at SUNY Brockport.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

“Noted by the Editor.” Antioch Review 48.3 (1990): 404. Notes publication of Penguin Classic edition of Jennie Gerhardt and briefly compares it to Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

Nozaki, Takashi. “Doraisâ, Shidô” [Dreiser, Theodore], in Zô Ho Kaitei Shinchô Sekai Bungaku Jiten [The Shinchô Dictionary of World Literature]. Rev. and enlg. ed. Tokyo: Shinchô-sha, pp. 727-28. In Japanese.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Nye, David E. “Theodore Dreiser’s Subversion of the Novel of Social Reform.” Studies in Modern Fiction: Presented to Bent Nordhjem on His 70th Birthday, 31 May 1990. Ed. Eric Jacobson, Jørgen Erik Nielsen, Bruce Clunies Ross, and James Stewart. Copenhagen: Faculty of Humanities, U of Copenhagen, 1990. 33-48. Examines how Dreiser’s The Financier and The Titan “radically violated reader expectations” by subverting the reform novel to which middle class readers were accustomed.
Source: MLA International Bibliography, cited in Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Ostwalt, Conrad E., Jr. After Eden: The Secularization of American Space in the Fiction of Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser. Lewisburg, Penn: Bucknell UP, 1990. Publication, revised, of the author’s dissertaton (Duke U, 1987).

Oura, Akio. “Amerika no Higeki no Seiritu [The Making of An American Tragedy] (3),” Journal of the Faculty of Literature, Chûô University (Japan) 66: 55-73. In Japanese.

Patterson, Martha H. “Emerging from the Tableau: The Female Heroine’s Construction Within and Resistance of the Male Gaze in Sister Carrie, The House of Mirth and The Wings of the Dove.” Master’s thesis, U of Iowa, 1990. ii + 62 pp.

Ray, Kevin. “Dreiser, A Cumbersome But Powerful Writer.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 30 December 1990: 5F. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman. 

Review of Theodore Dreiser An American Journey: 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman. Indianapolis News 6 October 1990. Sec. E, pg. 8. 

Riggio, Thomas P. “Dreiser, Theodore [Herman Albert] (1871-1945).” The Dictionary of American Immigration History. Ed. Francesco Cordasco. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1990. 184-85. 

Riggio, Thomas P. 1990. Review of Life and Art in the American 1890s. Resources For American Literary Study 17.2 (1990): 318-21.

Rusch, Frederic E. “A Dreiser Checklist, 1988.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Spring 1990): 35-41.

Signer, Robert. “The exuberant Theodore Dreiser: A writer who lived to write.” Chicago Sun-Times 23 September 1990. Review of Theodore Dreiser An American Journey: 1908-1945, by Richard Lingeman. 

Smith, Sid. ” ‘Sister Carrie’ is swept away by ambitious script.” Chicago Tribune 15 May 1990: 16. Reviews 1990 production of Sister Carrie by Touchstone Theatre in Chicago.

Smith, Wendy. Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990, pp. 254-58 passim. Focuses on Lee Strasberg’s direction and problems with the set design in a discussion of the Group Theatre’s production of Case of Clyde Griffiths.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Spitler, Theresa Margaret. “The Dilemma of Superiority: The Genius Character in American Fiction.” Ph.D. dissertation, U of Pennsylvania, 1990, 299 pp. DAI 51 (1991): 4125A. Illustrates how American writers starting with James and Clemens struggled with the conflict between the genius and American society; concludes that later writers like Dreiser create protagonists whose naive expectations of social acceptance give way to unsuccessful attempts at retaliation
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Stenerson, Douglas C. “Mencken’s Efforts to Reshape Dreiser as Man and Artist.” Dreiser Studies 21 (Spring 1990): 2-20. Chronicles the degeneration of Mencken and Dreiser’s relationship between 1915 and 1926 and asserts it was caused primarily by Mencken’s repeated attempts to make Dreiser fit a mold of Mencken’s own making.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Szuberla, Guy. “Ladies, Gentlemen, Flirts, Mashers, Snoozers, and the Breaking of Etiquette’s Code.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 15 (1990): 169-96. Includes Carrie’s walks and her meeting with Drouet in Chapter 6 of Sister Carrie among the examples of the ways artists and authors at the turn of the century “recoded the conventions and gender roles that American culture, through its `street etiquette,’ had once decreed.”
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Takeda, Miyoko. “Henry David Thoreau to Theodore Dreiser-Genshô-Kai o Koete-[Henry David Thoreau and Theodore Dreiser-Beyond the Phenomenal World-],” Henri Sôrou Kyôkai Kaihô (Japan) 17 (1990): 11-16. In Japanese.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary. By the editors of The World Almanac. New York: World Almanac Publications, 1990. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Volume 35. Detroit: Gale Research, 1990. 

“Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945.” Writers and Philosophers: A sourcebook of philosophical influences on literature. By Edmund J. Thomas and Eugene G. Miller. New York: Greenwood, 1990. 

Trigg, Sally Day. “Theodore Dreiser and the Criminal Justice System in An American Tragedy,” Studies in the Novel 22.4 (winter 1990): 429-440. Illustrates how, in Book Three of An American Tragedy, Dreiser criticizes the American criminal justice system for the unfairness in its mechanisms and in the social forces intertwined with it, and “for the death penalty and the harrowing psychological torture of Death Row.”
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Vancil, David. “The Journey Completed.” Dreiser Studies 21.2 (1990): 46-47. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945 by Richard Lingeman. 

Wagner-Martin, Linda. The Modern American Novel 1914-1945: A Critical History. Twayne’s Critical History of the Novel Boston: Twayne, 1990, pp. 61-62 passim. Finds that An American Tragedy, “usually considered a text of the late naturalist movement, … becomes less naturalistic than it is modernist” when examined in relation to other novels of the 1920s. Notes that in the character of Roberta Alden Dreiser “proves that he knows and understands women characters, especially those trapped in poverty.”
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Watkins, Floyd C., John T. Hiers, and Mary Louise Weaks, eds. Talking with Robert Penn Warren. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1990.88, 194, 215, 244-46.

Weir, Sybil. “A Bacchante Invades the American Home: The Disappearance of the Sentimental Heroine, 1890-1910.” In American Literature, Culture, and Ideology: Essays in Memory of Henry Nash Smith. Ed. Beverly R. Voloshin. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 191-218. Briefly considers Dreiser in its discussion of the inversion of the sentimental heroine at the turn of the century. Argues that in Sister Carrie Dreiser “is most radical in his conception of the social aspirant when he suggests that women as well as men can seek material success without losing their moral credentials”; and that in Jennie Gerhardt sexual submission, the essence of true morality in women who lie “outside the social fabric of urban America,” is merely a variant of the self-sacrifice which the nineteenth century extolled as a sentimental virtue.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Weiss, Hedy. ” ‘Sister Carrie’ captures spirit of Dreiser’s America.” Chicago Sun-Times 3 May 1990, pg. 45. Review of production of play Sister Carrie adapted by Tom Creamer. 

West, James L. W. III. “Theodore Dreiser,” in Sixteen Modern American Authors. Vol. 2: A Survey of Research and Criticism Since 1972. Ed. Jackson R. Bryer. Durham: Duke UP, 1990, pp. 120-53. Updates Robert Elias’s bibliographical essay in Sixteen Modern American Authors, Ed. Jackson R. Bryer (New York: Norton, 1973) through 1985; includes a brief supplement for publications through 1988.
Source: Rusch, Frederic, and Nancy Warner Barrineau. “1990 Supplement to Theodore Dreiser: A Primary Bibliography and Reference Guide.” Dreiser Studies 23.2 (1992): 28-37.

Yardley, Jonathan. “Titan of American Realism.” Washington Post Book World, 30 September 1990, p. 3. Review of Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey, 1908-1945 by Richard Lingeman. 

Zasurskii, Iasen Nikolaevich. Pisateli SShA. Kratkie tvorcheskie biografii. [USA writers. Short Biographies of Works], 2nd edition. Moscow, 1990. Засурский, Ясен Николаевич. Писатели США. Краткие творческие биографии. 2-е изд. Москва, 1990. 

selections re Dreiser from the diary of Elenaor Anderson

 

 

selections from The Diary of Eleanor Anderson

 

 

 

Posted above as a downloadable Word document:

“Selections from The Diary of Eleanor Anderson, 1933-1940,” compiled by Hilbert H. Campbell, The Sherwood Anderson Review, XXVI (winter 2001), pp. 10-11.

Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson was Sherwood Anderson’s third wife.

I wish to thank Sherwood Anderson scholar Claire Bruyère for calling my attention to this excerpt and providing me with a copy.

 

— Roger W. Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen (Patges) Dreiser obituary

 

obituary , Mrs. Helen Esther Dreiser

New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 1955

Helen Dreiser was Theodore Dreise  r’s second wife. She was born Helen Esther Patges in 1984 in Oregon. Her first husband, who she married in Oregon, was Francis Dawson Richardson. She married Theodore Dreiser in the state of Washington in 1944.  She died at the home of her sister in Oregon on September 22, 1955.

 

 

Helen Dreiser obituary,  NY Times (from AP) 9-24-1955

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“On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” (1897)

 

Composed by Dreiser’s brother Paul Dresser (1857-1906), “On the Banks of the Wabash” became the Indiana state song. Theodore Dreiser claimed to have written part of the lyrics himself. For a discussion of this, see On the Banks of the Wabash: The Life and Music of Paul Dresser by Clayton W. Henderson (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2003). See also “’On the Banks of the Wabash’: A Musical Whodunit” by Richard W. Dowell in Indiana Magazine of History 66 (June 1970) and “Collaborating on ‘The Banks of the Wabash’: A Brief History of an Interdisciplinary Debate, Some New Evidence, and a Reflexive Consideration of Turf and Ownership” by Carol S. Loranger and Dennis Loranger in Dreiser Studies 30.1 (1999).

 

 

 

 

“On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”

(Verse)

Round my Indiana homestead wave the cornfields,
In the distance loom the woodlands clear and cool.
Oftentimes my thoughts revert to scenes of childhood,
Where I first received my lessons, nature’s school.
But one thing there is missing from the picture,
Without her face it seems so incomplete.
I long to see my mother in the doorway,
As she stood there years ago, her boy to greet.

(Chorus)

Oh, the moonlight’s fair tonight along the Wabash,
From the fields there comes the breath of newmown hay.
Through the sycamores the candle lights are gleaming,
On the banks of the Wabash, far away.

(Verse)

Many years have passed since I strolled by the river,
Arm in arm, with sweetheart Mary by my side,
It was there I tried to tell her that I loved her,
It was there I begged of her to be my bride.
Long years have passed since I strolled thro’ the churchyard.
She’s sleeping there, my angel, Mary dear,
I loved her, but she thought I didn’t mean it,
Still I’d give my future were she only here.

 

 

 

 

 

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“My Gal Sal; or, They Called Her Frivolous Sal” (1905)

 

Composed by Dreiser’s brother Paul Dresser, this song did not become a hit until after Paul Dresser’s death in 1906. The song is about Annie Brace (alias Sallie Walker), an Evansville, Indiana madam who was Paul Dresser’s paramour. “My Gal Sal” is also the title of a 1942 film produced by Twentieth Century-Fox that was based on Paul Dresser’s life and which draws loosely on Theodore Dreiser’s affectionate memoir “My Brother Paul” in his Twelve Men.

 

“My Gal Sal.” Composed by Paul Dresser. Performed by Joan Morris, mezzo; William Bolcom, piano. From the album “Moonlight Bay” (Albany Records, catalogue # TROY318). Used with permission of Albany Records.

 

 

“My Gal Sal; or, They Called Her Frivolous Sal”

 

Everything is over and I’m feeling bad
I lost the best pal that I ever had
‘Tis but a fortnight since she was here
Seems like she’s gone tho’, for twenty years
Oh, how I miss her, my old pal
Oh, how I’d kiss her, My Gal Sal
Face not so handsome, but eyes don’t you know
That shone just as bright as they did years ago.

They called her frivolous Sal
A peculiar sort of a gal
With a heart that was mellow
An all ’round good fellow, was my old pal
Your troubles, sorrow and care
She was always willing to share
A wild sort of devil, but dead on the level
Was My Gal Sal.

Brought her little dainties just afore she died
Promised she would meet me on the other side
Told her how I love her, she said, “I know Jim
Just do your best, leave the rest to Him.”

Gently I pressed her to my breast
Soon she would take her last, long rest
She looked at me and murmured, “Pal.”
And softly I whispered “Goodbye, Sal.”

 

 

Dreiser family genealogy

 

 

Attached are three genealogical reports on the Dreiser family that that have been generated using genealogy software. The reports are based on genealogical research by Roger W. Smith.

Each report is in Register format, a genealogical format introduced in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register which is widely used by genealogists. Such reports are designed to show descent from a common ancestor.

The reports posted here (see below) are in PDF format and are downloadable:

 

 

“descendants of Johann Paul Dreiser” (Dreiser’s father)

“descendants of Henry Schnepp” (Dreiser’s maternal grandfather)

“descendants of Theodore Dreiser”

 

 

descendants of Johann Paul Dreiser

 

descendants of Henry Schnepp

 

descendants of Theodore Dreiser