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By Theodore Dreiser,Robert Coltrane

Although world-famous for his novels Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt, Theodore Dreiser was once additionally hugely entire in journalism, autobiography, and shuttle writing. In 1919, having lately accredited the publishing agreement of a brand new writer, Boni and Liveright, Dreiser proposed to put up a "book of characters" that may gather twelve biographical sketches of people who have been significant affects on Dreiser, either as a guy and as a author. The ensuing narratives mix the simplest attributes of the nature caricature, the autobiography, and the fast tale into miniature masterpieces of prose.

The males profiled in Twelve Men are a various and colourful workforce: from Dreiser's both recognized brother, the songwriter Paul cloth wardrobe ("My Brother Paul"), to the totally vague railroad foreman Michael Burke ("The strong Rourke"), on whose paintings group Dreiser had worked in 1903. The twelve narratives are compelling graphics of the lads portrayed, yet additionally they exhibit many insights into Dreiser's personal lifestyles and paintings. those components raise the importance of Twelve Men to a degree in step with different significant works within the Dreiser canon.

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