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Moths in the Arc Light is a short story by Sinclair Lewis. Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 - January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create,Moths in the Arc Light is a short story by Sinclair Lewis. Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 - January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H.L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds." He has been honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a Great Americans series postage stamp. Lewis's earliest published creative work-romantic poetry and short sketches-appeared in the Yale Courant and the Yale Literary Magazine, of which he became an editor. After graduation Lewis moved from job to job and from place to place in an effort to make ends meet, write fiction for publication and to chase away boredom. While working for newspapers and publishing houses (and for a time at the Carmel-by-the-Sea, California writers' colony), he developed a facility for turning out shallow, popular stories that were purchased by a variety of magazines. He also earned money by selling plots to Jack London, including one for the latter's unfinished novel The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. Lewis's first published book was Hike and the Aeroplane, a Tom Swift-style potboiler that appeared in 1912 under the pseudonym Tom Graham. Sinclair Lewis's first serious novel, Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man, appeared in 1914, followed by The Trail of the Hawk: A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life (1915) and The Job (1917). That same year also saw the publication of another potboiler, The Innocents: A Story for Lovers, an expanded version of a serial story that had originally appeared in Woman's Home Companion. Free Air, another refurbished serial story, was published in 1919....

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ISBN : 9781495988356
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 56 Pages
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Moths in the ARC Light Reviews

  • Amanda Tero
    2018-11-26 19:11

    My future brother-in-law talked me into reading this short story. It is a very amusing read. It seems like a small story, mainly following Mr. Bates as he realizes his lonely life in his office -- and the lovely lady he dubs "Emily" who works at the office across the street. While he makes up a fanciful daydream about "Emily," he is too scared to venture out and actually meet the lady. It is really hysterical.

  • Svetlana
    2018-12-04 20:15

    Вызвал улыбку. Про холостяка, который был в том возрасте, когда на женщин смотришь уже оценивающе – и даже не внешне, а с точки зрения ее материальных стремлений. Ну так вот, наш холостяк был завзятым трудоголиком, и однажды в соседнем здании увидал девушку – секретаршу. Ну и можно сказать, влюбился. Девушка же оказалась черствой и стремящейся сделать карьеру. Он помог ей устроиться в другой офис, но не мог забыть ее, хотя и старался. Через некоторое время она объявилась и сообщила, мол, не могу так больше жить, хочу замуж. И жили они долго и счастливо :) Вороне такие рассказы читать надо. Хотя, если учесть год написания, то все окажется даже очень злободневно :)