Books: Senior Dissenter

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF UPTON SINCLAIR (342 pp.)—Harcourt, Brace & World ($6.95).

In the absence of a public monument (some outdoor version of the Laocoon would seem to be called for), Upton Sinclair has written his autobiography.

For those who came in late—anyone under 40—it should be explained that Upton Sinclair, now 84, has had his finger in every pious and progressive cause since 1900 and has published 90 books, most of this unimaginable wordage being in the promotion of beliefs that range from socialism and mental telepathy to vegetarianism and teetotalism, and against...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!