Books: The Lonely Cameraman

SINCLAIR LEWIS (867 pp.)—MarkScho-rer—McGraw-Hill ($10).

If the term had been invented earlier, Sinclair Lewis might have qualified as the U.S.'s first Angry Young Man. He was obstreperous enough, and like his latter-day counterparts, his anger at society was that of a jilted lover.

Lewis was the third son of a stiffnecked Minnesota small-town doctor, whose approbation the writer always sought and never quite won. (Dr. Lewis wrote of his son in 1925: "It is certainly marvelous how such a bundle of nerves can pull in the money.") Christened Harry Sinclair Lewis and usually called...

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