Magazine Illustrators of Sinclair Lewis's Short Fiction: A Case History of Early 20th Century Popular Art

Magazine Illustrators of Sinclair Lewis's Short Fiction: A Case History of Early 20th Century Popular Art

By: Samuel J. Rogal (author)Hardback

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Description

The principal purpose of the book concerns bringing into the public sphere knowledge of and insight into the relationships between the writer of popular short fiction and the magazine illustrator, whose work assisted readers in constructing a visualization of the story in popular American magazines of the first half of the twentieth century. A relatively small number of art historians and specialists who study various aspects of American popular culture have bothered to seek and to uncover information relative to those men and women who provided the illustrations that accompanied and complemented the short-story fiction of the great magazines in the early twentieth-century. With Sinclair Lewis as the focal point, this study seeks to cast a beam or two of light upon that subject. Few literary historians and critics will question Sinclair Lewis' relatively high standing among the novelists of his day. However, few readers of those works understand or even realize Lewis' outpouring of short stories into the trough of popular magazines of that period; fewer current members of the general reading public - firmly anchored to their televisions, cell phones, and twittering/tweeting machines - grasp the quantity of popular magazines available throughout the United States during 1900-1950; even fewer realize the extent that the editors and publishers of those periodicals provided poets and fiction writers, both the aspiring young and the established mature among them, with opportunities to display their crafts before hundreds of thousands of American readers. Therefore, with Sinclair Lewis as the focal point, this study seeks to cast a beam or two of light upon a subject that has dwelt, for too long, in the far niches of the histories of art and literature.

About Author

Dr. Samuel Rogal (Emeritus) was the Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Illinois. The author of many books and articles, he has published several specialized monographs on John Wesley with The Edwin Mellen Press, including John Wesley's London: A Guidebook (1988); John Wesley's Mission to Scotland, 1751-1790 (1989); John Wesley in Ireland (1993); and John Wesley in Wales, 1739-1790 (1995). He also compiled a well-received reference set, the 10-volume Biographical Dictionary of 18th-Century Methodism. (The Edwin Mellen Press). He is editor of seven volumes of Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis. (The Edwin Mellen Press)

Contents

I. Popular American Magazines, Illustrators, and "Red" Lewis; II. The Illustrators and Their "Lewis" Illustrations; 1. BAUMHOFER, WALTER MARTIN (1904-1987); 2. BEALL, CECIL CALVERT (1892-1967); 3. BECKHOFF, HARRY (1901-1979); 4. BERGER, WILLIAM MERRITT (1872-?); 5. BIGGS, WALTER (1886-1968); 6. BLUMENTHAL, MOSES LAWRENCE (1879-?); 7. BRACKER, M. LEONE (1888-1937); 8. BROWN, ARTHUR WILLIAM (1881-1966).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773400832
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9780773400832
  • ISBN10: 0773400834

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