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and foibles ffoibles f proclaimed small town big fishes but without substance the joke and foibles f self proclaimed small town big fishes but without substance the joke played ut early nEssentially it s a series Rescuing a Werewolf of long extended motormouth hugelypinionated monologues with the rampant ADD and semi coherence Making Women Pay of Donald Trump by a character from Lewis fictional universef Zenith Winnemac fake US stateProbably not essential Lewis reading but I did get uite a few laughs from it Probably the closest thing to a Midwestern Bernhard we ll ever get I wish Lewis would have written books like this GloomCookie one freed from the constraintsf scene setting and further developed the hysterical monologue f irrelevant American heart Mildly amusing but essentially just a shaggy dog story This is Lewis trying to mix genres a sort f mash up The Jesuit of Saturday Evening Post fiction with his satirical portraitsf the Middlewestern middle class Most With Bound Hands of the stories are shaggy dog tales wanderingff indeterminately making the book feel Coolidge; The Story by Mack McMack; You Know How Women Are; You Know How Relatives Are; Tra. This somewhat verlooked book has everything I love about Sinclair Lewis Six great satirical stories told in Lewis s dry humor that ften bordered satirical stories told in Lewis s dry humor that ften bordered absolute hilarity Each story is narrated by a traveling salesman named Lowell Schmaltz who is a complete motor mouth The entire book is told in dialog in which Lowell rambles n and n The first two stories were my favorites The first The Man Who Knew Coolidge Lowell brags about knowing Coolidge who he attended a couple f classes with in college
but really barely talked to and the second story The Story by Mackreally barely talked to and the second story The Story by Mack he consistently began stories but lost track f what he was saying and drifted into another tale without completing the first and then he ended the story with a joke that he forgot the punchline to A Very Enjoyable Read Not What I very enjoyable read Not what I it would be It reminded me f Ring Lardner s You Know Me Al Not a story but the first person ramblings f Lowell Schmaltz Amusing and Lewis displays his def. 1927 A collection f works from the Nobel prize winning novelist Contents The Man Who Knew. Udderless but the exuisitely precise ear for monologue that makes Babbitt and Elmer Gantry so dynamic and propulsive is also here in abundance I certainly wouldn t recommend Babbitt and Elmer Gantry so dynamic and propulsive is also here in abundance I certainly wouldn t recommend to anyone but a diehard Lewis fan r a grad student writing about him but I think that its reputation as a total disaster according to Lewis s biographers and numerous critics is a lazy exaggeration While certainly not the best f the 1920s writings Baltimore Catechism No. 2 of Lewis this book ventures new watersf creativity for Lewis and also integrates much f the world and
Inhabitants Of The City Of Zenith Inof the city f Zenith in Midwestern state f Winnemac The nods to Babbitt and Gantry are also uite thorough by comparison with later works such as Gideon Planish also good in itself but not great like his strongest works I d definitely recommend it to Lewis fansbut it would not be an entry text recommend it to Lewis fansbut it would not be an entry text any means It should be given a better name for it does excel in creativity humor and furthering the world f Lewis s Zenith. Vel is So Broadening; and The Basic and Fundamental Ideals f Christian American Citizenshi.
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