Personal letters of Sinclair Lewis published on the Web

Friday, June 25, 2010


Through a newly published collection of 262 letters and one poem written between 1939 and 1947 the world now has a closer look into the personal life of Nobel Prize-winning author and Sauk Centre native Sinclair Lewis.

The writings were penned to his most intimate friend at the time, Marcella Powers, and are the first comprehensive collection of primary source text material of the author available on the Web. The material offers an intimate perspective into the day-to-day life and creative processes of the writer and important figure in Minnesota’s history.

The letters, owned by St. Cloud State University’s Archives and Special Collections, were digitized and published through the Minnesota Digital Library. They are available and fully searchable on the Minnesota Reflections Web site at reflections.mndigital.org.

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