The transgressor: Theodore Dreiser and the influence of German-American ethnicity in his fiction
This paper entails a study of American novelist, Theodore Dreiser. Specifically, the paper discusses his first two novels, Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt. Both of Theodore Dreiser's parents were German and this paper examines the probable influence Dreiser's ethnicity had on his perspective of American society--especially his reaction to what has come to be known as the American Dream. Dreiser is most often thought of a naturalistic author and the paper examines how naturalism and Dreiser's ethnicity factor into his fiction.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
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Hutson, Amy, "The transgressor: Theodore Dreiser and the influence of German-American ethnicity in his fiction" (1994). HIM 1990-2015. 38.