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"The Game as It Is Played"

Essays on Theodore Dreiser

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Donald Pizer

The Game as It Is Played comprises the best of Donald Pizer’s essays on Theodore Dreiser. Pizer, one of Dreiser’s principal critics over the past forty years, is especially concerned in establishing the distinctive nature and quality of Dreiser’s naturalism in many of these essays. From one of Dreiser’s earliest short stories to his acknowledged masterpiece, An American Tragedy, Pizer demonstrates that in Dreiser’s hands naturalism is not the blunt instrument it is usually assumed to be but rather a powerful tool for the rendering of a complex view of the human condition. In addition, the essays explore several of the more controversial areas of Dreiser scholarship, including his late conversion to communism, his anti-Semitism, and the text of Sister Carrie.

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Academy, 157 Ainslee’s, 122, 124, 126, 127, 128 Algeo, Ann M., 207 Alger, Horatio, 95 American Spectator, 33, 38–41, 45 Anderson, Sherwood, 28, 37, 159 Aquinas, Thomas, 204 Aragon, Louis, 25 Aristotle, 212 Athenaeum, 157 Babbitt, Irving, 159 Bakhtin, Mikhail, 216 Balzac, Honoré de, 56, 96, 133–45, 149; Cousin Bette, 134; Cousin Pons, 134; The Great Man from the Provinces, 134, 135, 136; Père Goriot, 134; The Wild Ass’s Skin, 134, 135, 136 Barton, John Cyril, 213–4 Bellow, Saul, 54, 80, 161; The Adventures of Augie March, 81 Besant, Walter, 11 Bethune, Norman, 24 Blake, William, 108 Blum, Jerome, 29 Boni and Liveright, 34 Boston Jewish Advocate, 33 Bouguereau, William-Adolpe, 194 Bourne, Randolph, 159 Bowers, Fredson, 174, 176 Boyd, Ernest, 30, 39, 44–5 Boyesen, H. H., 7, 11 Brennan, Austin, 181, 184 Brett, George, 182 Brill, A. A., 24 Browder, Earl, 18–23 passim Brown, Grace, 61, 201 Butterick Publishing Co., 183, 184, 190 Cabell, James Branch, 38 Cady, E. H., 92 Cahan, Abraham, 29, 30 Cahiers du Communisme, 18 Call, 32 PIZER_book.indd 219 09/08/13 4:06 PM 220 index Carnegie, Andrew, 106 Chicago Globe, 148 Chou En Lai, 24 Christ, Jesus, 115 Christian Science, 196 Communist Party, 17, 18, 19, 23, 25, 41, 54, 56, 159–60 Communist Political Association, 18, 19, 22 Conder, John, 92 Cowley, Malcolm, 55, 92; “‘Not Men,’” 55 Crane, Stephen, 4, 53, 55, 79, 80, 81, 83, 94, 98, 103, 104, 106–11, 115–16, 148, 157,...

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