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Sister Carrie
"A Strangely Strong Novel
in a Queer Milieu"
Curated by Nancy M. Shawcross
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Pennsylvania

Alexander King
"Theodore Dreiser and Sherwood Anderson Peeping at Misery"


Ink on paper, n.d.
This caricature of the two American novelists mocks their realist style, which was often found too frank and unrelenting for popular taste. The drawing was used in the Book Review section of the New York Times on 5 September 1926 with the title "Merciless Realism" and the caption "Theodore Dreiser and Sherwood Anderson Watching People Suffer."

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