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




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


downloadable PDF file posted below



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






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

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

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


— Roger W. Smith


Michael Lydon, “Justice to Theodore Dreiser”



Michael Lydon, “Justice to Theodore Dreiser”

The Atlantic, August 1993

Posted courtesy of Michael Lydon (see downloadable PDF file below)

Michael Lydon is the author of On Reading Theodore Dreiser’s The Bulwark (Patrick Press, 2011) and Theodore Dreiser, Anna Tatum, & The Bulwark: The Making of a Masterpiece (Franklin Street Press, 2017)



Lydon, ‘Justice to Theodore Dreiser’