Books: Sinclairism

Authors Upton Beall Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis are sometimes confused in the casual mind and not only because of their names. As penmen they are stylistic cousins of whom the younger and cleverer—Mr. Lewis—has far surpassed in ability and notoriety his more intellectual and radical elder. Yet when Sinclair Lewis was but a redheaded young yahoo learning at Upton Sinclair's colony, Helicon Hall (Englewood, N. J.), the rudiments of a Socialism which he was later to abandon for a creed 100% egocentric, Upton Sinclair was already a celebrity by inversion, a rebel whose...

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