In elmer gantry, sinclair lewis uses the character of elmer gantry to represent, without nuance or ambiguity, what he viewed as the prototypical evangelical minister of his day: ambitious and. 2 spring on the prairie, high spring lilacs masked the speckled brick and stucco of the college buildings, spiræa made a flashing wall, and from the kansas fields came soft airs and the whistle of meadow larks. Sinclair lewis's elmer gantry (new york, 1927) is a ferocious satire against protestant fundamentalist religion in the american midwest it tells the story of a hypocritical, corrupt, but very successful preacher named elmer gantry. West, rebecca, review of elmer gantry, in sinclair lewis: a collection of critical essays, edited by mark schorer, prentice-hall, 1962, pp 39–45 originally published in new york herald tribune books, march 13, 1927. Babbitt, lewis's eighth novel, was published in a hardback edition of some 400 pages in 1922 it was an immediate bestseller, and babbitt entered the language to denote a person and especially.
Sinclair lewis, elmer gantry (signet classics) sinclair lewis won the nobel prize for literature in 1930, the first american to do so, for his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of. Elmer gantry, american film drama, released in 1960, that was an adaptation of sinclair lewis’s novel of the same name and featured academy award-winning performances by burt lancaster and shirley jones lancaster portrayed the title character, a charlatan evangelist who joins a ministry headed by. Elmer gantry is a satirical novel written by sinclair lewis in 1926 that presents aspects of the religious activity of america in fundamentalist and evangelistic circles and the attitudes of the 1920s public toward it the novel's protagonist, the reverend dr elmer gantry, is initially attracted by booze and easy money (though he eventually renounces tobacco and alcohol) and chasing women. In this novel, lewis’s satire is unrelieved, beginning with his first description of terwillinger college on the outskirts of gritzmacher springs, kansas, where elmer (nicknamed hell-cat) gantry.
Context harry sinclair lewis was born february 7, 1885, in the small minnesota town of sauk centre, which would ultimately provide the model for the town of gopher prairie in main street an awkward youth, lewis did not have a very happy childhood. 1 elmer gantry it can’t happen here babbitt main street dodsworth arrowsmith sinclair lewis the first four references are part of the language the next two are known to many, while the last name has a certain trivial pursuit resonance yet how many know it is the name of the writer who wrote elmer gantry, [. Sinclair lewis was born in 1885 in sauk centre, minnesota, and graduated from yale university in 1908 his college career was interrupted by various part-time occupations, including a period working at the helicon home colony, upton sinclair's socialist experiment in new jersey.
The novel is a satire of american religious practices summary of elmer gantry by sinclair lewis below is a list of elmer gantry cliff notes and elmer gantry sparknotes. Elmer gantry, the traveling evangelist who loved whiskey, women and wealth, was conceived by sinclair lewis in a best-selling 1927 novel lewis went on to win the nobel prize for literature, and. I have read the words of mr sinclair lewis as set down in the good book elmer gantry in which this author of the early 20th century condemns organized religion, most notably the baptist church his main character, a one mr elmer gantry, as the title suggests, is an most insincere and hypocritical preacher of the faith. Author: sinclair lewis year of publication: 1927 plot: elmer gantry is a satire that follows elmer gantry, a poor kansas man who is encouraged to become a preacher and pursue success. A novel written by sinclair lewis and published in 1927, elmer gantry was brought to the screen by director and writer richard brooks in 1960 the title role was played by burt lancaster , who won an oscar along with co-star shirley jones and brooks' screenplay.
“elmer gantry” by sinclair lewis was february’s selection i’ve read this novel multiple times, and each time discover something new about it published in 1927, “elmer gantry” is a satire that explores the religious fervor that swept across america in the 1920s. Sinclair lewis was enough of a writer for his books to still be readable and his characters contemporary elmer gantry is a bit dated, but it remains entertaining and smart, and probably a lot more enjoyable if you don't mind seeing religion poked with a sharp stick. Elmer gantry roman übertragen ins deutsche von franz fein rororo tb 399-400 ea 1961 by lewis,sinclair and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. Sinclair lewis' ferocious 1927 satire, elmer gantry, traces the career of a young man who is sent to a theological seminary by his pious mother but initially has no interest in becoming a minister indeed, his reputation for drinking and carousing with women is so notorious he earns the nickname hellcat.
A little story about the bad old days is illustrative: in 1927, american novelist sinclair lewis published elmer gantry this tale of a hypocritical preacher who prefers money, booze and women over saving souls is today considered a classic. Sinclair lewis was born in 1885 in sauk centre, minnesota, and graduated from yale university in 1908 his college career was interrupted by various part-time occupations, including a period working at the helicon home colony, upton sinclair’s socialist experiment in new jersey. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of elmer gantry by sinclair lewis published in 1926, elmer gantry is a classic fiction novel by sinclair lewis set in the 1920s, the novel is a satire of american religious attitudes at the time. Elmer gantry by sinclair lewis styled bylimpidsoft contents chapter i4 elmer and jim lefferts retired to a table to nourish the long, rich, chocolate strains suitable to drunken melody actually, they sang very well domingo out of dusty spotted books in the dusty spotted library.
Sinclair lewis's first serious novel, our mr wrenn: the romantic adventures of a gentle man, next lewis published elmer gantry (1927), which depicted an evangelical minister as deeply hypocritical the novel was denounced by many religious leaders and banned in some us cities. Elmer gantry is a satirical novel written by sinclair lewis in 1926 and published by harcourt in march 1927. Sinclair lewis’ elmer gantry is a great book because it has credibility, a timeless theme, and it has the necessary action any book that can do that is a great book the credibility of elmer gantry is something that will keep this book eternally great. Elmer gantry by sinclair lewis (1927 (4th ed):harcourt, brace and co isbn: unknown) elmer gantry was drunk he was eloquently drunk, lovingly and pugnaciously drunk he leaned against the bar of the old home sample room, the most gilded and urbane saloon in cato, missouri, and requested the bartender to join him in “the good old summer time.
Elmer gantry is a satirical novel written by lewis in 1926 and published by harcourt in march 1927 the novel tells the story of a young, narcissistic, womanizing college athlete who abandons his early ambition to become a lawyer.