"[A]n insightful guide
to the essential facts surrounding this prolific author's life and works.
. . . Highly recommended. All levels."
“[A] major contribution to
Dreiser scholarship, perhaps the most important book since the Swanberg
biography, almost forty years ago. . . . [A] book that should be on every
Dreiserian's shelf. . . . A Theodore Dreiser Encyclopedia will long
be the standard source of reference for the study of Dreiser--the man, his
works, his world. Anyone interested in Dreiser will immediately recognize
the extreme usefulness of this book and will appreciate the immense amount
of labor that went in its making. Thanks are due to the contributors--and
especially to Keith Newlin, for the extraordinary task of overseeing this
project. . . . [C]ongratulations on a difficult job, well done.”
-- Dreiser Studies
"The new Theodore
Dreiser Encyclopedia is a handsome piece of work which shows thorough
and responsible attention to its subject and careful quality control. . .
. [T]his volume offers an intelligent, comprehensive, and useful reference
guide to Dreiser's life and work."
-- American Literary Realism