Advisor

Peter Carafiol

Date of Award

11-9-1994

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in English

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (67 p.)

Subjects

Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945. Financier, Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945. Titan, Theodore Dreiser 1871-1945. Stoic

DOI

10.15760/etd.6676

Abstract

A study of strategies and attempts in Theodore Dreiser's novels The Financier, The Titan and The Stoic to resolve the conflict between the material and the spiritual. The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate that conflicts in Dreiser criticism reflect unresolved conflicts between these issues in his "Trilogy". Having outlined and shown the division in the literary criticism of the "Trilogy", in the first chapter of this thesis, I will discuss the three main themes, finance, art and women, which can be seen as strategies to bridge the division between the material and the spiritual. I will attempt to transcend the traditional categorization of Dreiser criticism to come to a more complex understanding of the core issues of his writing.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/27997

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