Theodore Dreiser: Selected Criticism

Bibliography Prepared by David Smydra


Articles and Chapters in Books

  • Bellow, Saul, "Dreiser and the Triumph of Art," Commentary (May 1951): pgs. unknown.


  • Butler, Robert James, "Movement in Dreiser's 'Sister Carrie'," Dreiser Newsletter 11:1 (1980): 1-12.


  • Coates, Joseph H., "Sister Carrie," North American Review 186 (October 1907): 288-91.


  • Cowley, Malcolm, "Sister Carrie: Her Fall and Rise," New Republic (26 May, and 23 June 1947): pgs. unknown.


  • Dowell, Richard W., "'There was something mystic about it': The Composition of Sister Carrie by Dreiser et al," See 7 (1996): 131-59.


  • Ford, Ford Madox, "Portrait of Dreiser," in Portraits From Life (New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1937): pgs. unknown.


  • Garfield, Deborah M., "Taking a Part: Actor and Audience in Theodore Dreiser's 'Sister Carrie'," in American Literary Realism (Arlington: University of Texas at Arlington Press, 1983): 223-39.


  • Livingston, James, "Sister Carrie's Absent Causes," in Pragmatism and the Political Economy of Cultural Revolution, 1850- 1940 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994): pgs. unknown.


  • Mencken, H. L., "The Dreiser Bugaboo," The Seven Arts (August 1917): pgs. unknown.


  • Pizer, Donald, "Sister Carrie," in The Novels of Theodore Dreiser: A Critical Study (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1976): 31-95.


  • Salzman, Jack, "Sister Carrie," in Theodore Dreiser: The Critical Reception (New York: David Lewis, 1972):1- 55.


  • Sherman, Stuart P., "The Barbaric Naturalism of Mr. Dreiser," The Nation (2 December 1915): pgs. unknown.


  • Simpson, Claude M., "Sister Carrie Reconsidered," Southwest Review 44 (Winter 1959): 44-53


  • Trilling, Lionel, "Reality in America," in The Liberal Imagination (New York: Viking, 1950): 3-21.


  • Walcutt, Charles, "Theodore Dreiser and the Divided Stream," in The Stature of Theodore Dreiser eds. Alfred Kazin and Charles Shapiro. (Bloomington: Indiana University, 1955): 246-69.


  • Zaluda, Scott, "The Secrets of Fraternity: Men and Friendship in Sister Carrie," in Theodore Dreiser: Beyond Naturalism ed. Miriam Gogol. (New York: NYU Press, 1995): 77-94.


  • Biographical and Complete Critical Volumes

  • Kazin, Alfred, and Charles Shapiro, The Stature of Theodore Dreiser (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1955).


  • Matthiessen, F. O., Theodore Dreiser (New York: William Sloane, 1951).


  • Moers, Ellen, Two Dreisers (New York: Viking, 1969).