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Theodore Dreiser

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  • A verdict, but not the end

    Will Orpet was guilty. That was clear to the newspapers as his trial began in the summer of 1916, and it appeared equally clear to the people of Lake County: It took 23 days and more than 1,200 interviews to find a dozen men who said they could view the evidence impartially.
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit
    TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12. "Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...

    Robert Hellenga explores fertile ground in 'Little Egypt'

    Robert Hellenga explores fertile ground in 'Little Egypt'
    The plains and prairies of Willa Cather's “My Antonia” and cities of Theodore Dreiser's “Sister Carrie” have come to define the Midwestern literary tradition, while “Little Egypt,” the triangular tip of southern...

    Chicagoland book club

    Chicagoland book club
    One thing to know about our club: The Chapter 1 book club is celebrating its 25th year as a book-discussion group. Our club was started in 1985 by a group of moms who had young children in elementary school and wanted an intellectual diversion from...

    'Rich Boy' by Sharon Pomerantz

    'Rich Boy' by Sharon Pomerantz
    Though a friend likened "Rich Boy" to "The Great Gatsby" in its depiction of a young man living under the illusion that money can buy happiness, for me it evoked "An American Tragedy," Theodore Dreiser's great dramatic novel about a young man's struggle...