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ARROWSMITH

Harry Sinclair Lewis (7th February, 1885 -- 10th January, 1951) was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930 "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters." Whilst an accurate description of his writing it misses the tone and central theme of his work which is clearer from his own words in accepting the Prize: "America is the most contradictory, the most depressing, the most stirring, of any land in the world today" and on American literary establishment: "Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead." Lewis was no stranger to literary prizes as Arrowsmith, regarded as his best novel, won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize. More unusually, he refused to accept the Prize stating that the criteria to represent the highest standard of "the wholesome atmosphere of American Life" was meaningless. As Arrowsmith was a social commentary on the contemporary state of medicine and as Lewis was a satirist of modern America the Prize was not welcome. Although the protagonist is a scientific researcher another main character is a small town doctor as Lewis's father had been. The book describes many aspects of medical training and practise, scientific research that benefits mankind, ethics, integrity, dedication, selfless devotion to the care of patients as well as greed, self deception, stupidity, and the attraction for power, wealth, security and recognition. It has inspired generations of med students round the world and a 1931 Hollywood movie directed by John Ford and nominated for four Oscars. However, it is widely agreed that the original work contained here is the best way to sample the author that many claim has had a greater impact on modern American life than Hemingway, Fitzgerald or Faulkner

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  • "Doktor Arrowsmith"
  • "Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth"@en
  • "Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth"
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  • "Dodsworth"
  • "Elmer Gantry"@en
  • "Elmer Gantry"
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  • "This novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1925; Sinclair Lewis declined to accept it. The story of the career of a man of science."
  • "Harry Sinclair Lewis (7th February, 1885 -- 10th January, 1951) was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930 "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters." Whilst an accurate description of his writing it misses the tone and central theme of his work which is clearer from his own words in accepting the Prize: "America is the most contradictory, the most depressing, the most stirring, of any land in the world today" and on American literary establishment: "Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead." Lewis was no stranger to literary prizes as Arrowsmith, regarded as his best novel, won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize. More unusually, he refused to accept the Prize stating that the criteria to represent the highest standard of "the wholesome atmosphere of American Life" was meaningless. As Arrowsmith was a social commentary on the contemporary state of medicine and as Lewis was a satirist of modern America the Prize was not welcome. Although the protagonist is a scientific researcher another main character is a small town doctor as Lewis's father had been. The book describes many aspects of medical training and practise, scientific research that benefits mankind, ethics, integrity, dedication, selfless devotion to the care of patients as well as greed, self deception, stupidity, and the attraction for power, wealth, security and recognition. It has inspired generations of med students round the world and a 1931 Hollywood movie directed by John Ford and nominated for four Oscars. However, it is widely agreed that the original work contained here is the best way to sample the author that many claim has had a greater impact on modern American life than Hemingway, Fitzgerald or Faulkner"@en
  • "After years of work as a small town doctor and a research scientist, Arrowsmith heads for the West Indies with a serum to halt an epidemic. A tragic turn of events forces him to come to terms with his career and his personal life."@en
  • "After years of work as a small town doctor and a research scientist, Arrowsmith heads for the West Indies with a serum to halt an epidemic. A tragic turn of events forces him to come to terms with his career and his personal life."
  • "V roce 1925 poprvé vyšlý a později zfilmovaný román o lékaři, bakteriologu, kterému je věda životní vášní. Lewis s dokonalou znalostí prostředí, opřen o radu a pomoc známého autora populárně vědeckých prací Paula de Kruifa, líčíživotní a vědecký vzestup mladého, energického lékaře, jenž vynalezeným preparátem zdolá epidemii cholery na tropickém ostrově. I v tomto díle zůstává autor kritikem amerického života, i když jeho celková koncepce není tak výrazněkritická jako v románě Babbitt."
  • ""In Arrowsmith, Lewis portrays the medical education and career of a physician whose idealistic commitment is tested by the greed and opportunism he encounters at all levels of his profession. Elmer Gantry dramatizes the growing tension between secularism and fundamentalism in 1920s America through the portrait of a glib and self-serving preacher relentlessly pursuing worldly pleasure and power. Dodsworth depicts the unraveling marriage of an American industrialist and his restless wife as they travel through Europe, and explores the contrasts between European cultural tradition and American commercialism"--Publisher description."@en
  • ""In Arrowsmith, Lewis portrays the medical education and career of a physician whose idealistic commitment is tested by the greed and opportunism he encounters at all levels of his profession. Elmer Gantry dramatizes the growing tension between secularism and fundamentalism in 1920s America through the portrait of a glib and self-serving preacher relentlessly pursuing worldly pleasure and power. Dodsworth depicts the unraveling marriage of an American industrialist and his restless wife as they travel through Europe, and explores the contrasts between European cultural tradition and American commercialism"--Publisher description."
  • "The author "has drawn a full-length figure of a physician, a born seeker and experimentalist. He follows Martin Arrowsmith from medical school thru experiences as general country practitioner, as health officer and clinican, as fighter of the plague on a West Indian island and finally, as director of a mediacal institute.""@en
  • "Arrowsmith tells the story of bright and scientifically minded Martin Arrowsmith as he makes his way from a small town in the Midwest to the upper echelons of the scientific community. (He is born in Elk Mills, Winnemac, the same fictional state in which several of Lewis's other novels are set.) Along the way he experiences medical school, private practice as the only doctor in tiny Wheatsylvania, North Dakota, various stints as regional health official, and the lure of high-paying hospital jobs. Finally, Arrowsmith is recognized by his former medical school mentor, Max Gottlieb, for a scientific paper he has written and is invited to take a post with a prestigious research institute in New York. The book's climax deals with Dr. Arrowsmith's discovery of a phage that destroys bacteria and his experiences as he faces an outbreak of bubonic plague on a fictional Caribbean island. --Wikipedia.com."
  • "The story of a doctor who struggles to maintain his integrity."
  • "A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a physician and researcher who dedicates himself to the pursuit of scientific truth even in the face of personal tragedy, corruption and greed."@en
  • "The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel recounts the story of a Midwestern physician who is forced to give up his profession due to the ignorance, corruption, and greed of society."
  • "A man of science must overcome public ignorance and the petty greed of associates as he seeks knowledge."@en
  • "A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a physician and researcher who dedicates himself to the pursuit of scientific truth even in the face of personal tragedy, corruption and greed. -- publisher."@en
  • "A young doctor must decide between worldly success and his own desire to devote his life to scientific research."@en
  • "Small-town physician, Martin Arrowsmith, is a dedicated worker whose efforts lead him to a promising career in the medical research field. A breakthrough discovery in treating the plague promises wealth and power -- but the death of his wife causes him to rethink his priorities."
  • "Three of Lewis's well-known stories, each containing themes that exposed the social pretenses and hypocrisies of the middle class during the nineteen-twenties. Includes criticism of the works."@en
  • "Wagon Train going west."
  • "Wagon Train going west."@en

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  • "Translations"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Romány"
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  • "Satire"@en
  • "Medical novels"
  • "Medical novels"@en
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Tekstuitgave"
  • "Americké romány"
  • "Pulitzer Prize fiction"@en
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
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  • "ARROWSMITH"@en
  • "Arrowsmith... Trad. de l'anglais"
  • "Bác-sí Arrowsmith"
  • "Arrowsmith : revised and updated bibliography"
  • "Arrowsmith : roman ["Arrowsmith", traduit par Gabriel des Hons, préfacé par Jacques Risler,...]"
  • "El doctor arrowsmith : la novela del medico"
  • "El doctor Arrowsmith : (la novela del médico)"@es
  • "Arrowsmith a novel"
  • "Arrowsmith : ["Arrowsmith"], roman. [Traduit de l'anglais par Gabriel Des Hons. Préface de Jacques Risler.]"
  • "Arrowsmith : román vědce"
  • "Arrowsmith Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth"
  • "Arrowsmith Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth"@en
  • "Dr Arrowsmith"
  • "Il dottor Arrowsmith; romanzo"
  • "Ėrosmit"
  • "El doctor Arrowsmith : [La novela del médico]"@es
  • "Arrowsmith : (büyük roman)"
  • "Arrowsmith : Cop. ed"
  • "El doctor Arrowsmith : (la novela del medico)"
  • "Il Dottor Arrowsmith; romance"
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  • "Doctor Arrowsmith"@es
  • "Doctor Arrowsmith"
  • "Il dottor Arrowsmith : romanzo"
  • "Il dottor Arrowsmith : romanzo"@it
  • "Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth"@en
  • "Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth"
  • "El doctor Arrowsmith"
  • "El doctor Arrowsmith"@es
  • "Arrowsmith : a novel"@en
  • "Arrowsmith : a novel"
  • "Arrowsmith. Traduction de Gabriel Des Hon[...]"
  • "Bác-sĩ Arrowsmith"
  • "Arrowsmith, roman"
  • "El doctor Arrowsmith (la novela del médico)"
  • "‏ארוסמית /‏"
  • "El doctor Arrowsmith : la novela del médico"@es
  • "Arrowsmith : [Roman]"
  • "Arrowsmith, by Sinclair Lewis"
  • "Arrowsmith/by Sinclair Lewis"
  • "Arrowsmith : Příběh ml. lékaře"
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  • "Arrowsmith"
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  • "Arrowsmith : Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth"
  • "Il dottor Arrowsmith"
  • "Arrowsmith : With an afterword by Mark Schorer"
  • "Arrowsmith roman. [Trad. de l'anglais par gabriel des hons]"
  • "Arrowsmith : Román vědce"
  • "ארוסמית"
  • "Zdravnik Arrowsmith : roman"
  • "Dr. Arrowsmith : Roman. (Prevela sa engleskog Leposava Ž. Simić)"
  • "Dr. Arrowsmith. Roman"
  • "Arrowsmith ;Elmer Gantry ;Dodsworth"
  • "Arrowsmith. : Elmer Gantry. Dodsworth. Sinclair Lewis. [Richard Lingeman wrote the notes for this vol.]"
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  • "Arrowsmith : Sinclair Lewis. Traduit de l'anglais par Gabriel Des Hons"
  • "El Doctor arrowsmith : la novela del médico"
  • "El Doctor Arrowsmith"
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  • "Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry Doodsworth"
  • "Martin Ėrrousmit : roman"
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