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Berenice C. Skidelsky, an interview with Dreiser


Berenice C. Skideslky re Dreiser – North Am R, Dec 1932


Posted here (above) as a PDF file is an article by Berenice C. Skidelsky in which she recounts (pp. 561-562) an interview she conducted with Theodore Dreiser:

“The Merely Great”

By Berenice C. Skidelsky

The North American Review 234:6 (December 1932), pp. 559-566




Berenice Clare Skidelsky (1887-1984) was an American writer, editor, and lecturer. Skidelsky, who also used the pseudonyms Berenice E. Noar and Burton E. Skidell, began her professional writing career creating stories for pulp magazines. She wrote a novel in 1932, Youth Cries Out, was a book and movie critic and eventually became the literary editor of Vogue magazine. She was a lecturer with interests in political and current events, with a special interest in U. S./Soviet relationships.

Her papers are at



— Roger W. Smith

   May 2018