Books: Sinclairity

MOUNTAIN CITY—Upton Sinclair—A. & C. Boni ($2.50).

Socialist Upton Sinclair might be a better novelist if he kept anti-capitalist propaganda out of his books; but probably in that case he would not write at all. Of all U. S. authors, Author Sinclair is doubtless the foremost believer in Art for Man's Sake. Preacher first, novelist second (a bad second), he has founded many a tragic, many a sordid tale on fact, embellished it with idealistic Utopian fantasy, false to human nature. Mountain City, latest of his many novels,...

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