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An American fiction author and journalist who belonged to the naturalist school, he is best known for works such as An American Tragedy (1925) and Sister Carrie (1900). A political activist and prominent socialist, he also wrote several politically-themed non-fiction works, including Dreiser Looks at Russia (1928) and America Is Worth Saving (1941).
After dropping out of Indiana University, he began writing for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and the Chicago Globe. He published his debut novel, Sister Carrie, in 1900.
His works include Dawn (1931), a semi- autobiographical portrait of a family struggling to get by, and Jennie Gerhardt (1911), a novel that examines the generational disconnect between American-born children and their German immigrant parents.
How did Theodore Dreiser die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||74 years|
|Birthday||August 27, 1871|
|Death date||December 28, 1945|
|Place of death||Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Assure a man that he has a soul and then frighten him with old wives' tales as to what is to become of him afterward, and you have hooked a fish, a mental slave."Theodore Dreiser
"Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason."Theodore Dreiser
"Nothing is proved, all is permitted."Theodore Dreiser
"Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail."Theodore Dreiser
"I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence."Theodore Dreiser