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Why Sinclair Lewis got the Nobel prize

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Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in New York .
Written in English


  • Lewis, Sinclair, -- 1885-1951.,
  • American literature.

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Other titlesThe American fear of literature.
Statementaddress by Erik Axel Karlfeldt, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, at the Nobel festival December 10, 1930, and address by Sinclair Lewis before the Swedish Academy December 12, 1930.
ContributionsLewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951., Hedin, Naboth, 1884-
The Physical Object
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14128931M

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