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Theodore Dreiser was a name I was never familiar with, however I began to see it more and more as I researched classic books to read while teaching English in South Korea. Using many "Top 100 Books" lists to compile a wish list of authors and titles to find, Dreiser became a name I saw on most lists, along with author, Sherwood Anderson. I recently read and loved Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio. When I came across this collection of 5 short stories in Seoul for 2,400 Won, around $2, with an introduct...more
The central topic in these short stories is how we relate to eachother in life, death, grief, and love. Mostly, these are stories of people who, for whatever reason, have wound up tied together, and who ask themselves, "what if..." and "why" a believably human number of times.
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist. He pioneered the naturalist school and is known for portraying characters whose value lies not in their moral code, but in their persistence against all obstacles, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency.More about Theodore Dreiser...