Lewis’ Gideon Planish has been accused of being a re-hash of old ideas, in the same way that P.G. Wodehouse re-hashed old ideas and characters ... Planish is a man who will say whatever is required by the organization or occasion, as long as there’s a buck in it for him and for his wife Peony. His trials range from the amusing to the unfortunate, and if Gideon Planish never rises to the level of high tragedy or high art, it leaves readers with an interesting perspective on America’s “long week-end,” and a lot to think about.—Willaim Bibliomane, Goodreads. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Lewis, Sinclair
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was a noted American writer. He became known in the 1920s for his books that satirized the spartan materialism and intolerance that typified life in small towns across the country. The word 'babbitt' (his book by that name written in 1922), is still used as a synonym for middle-class philistinism. He refused the Pulitzer Prize for Arrowsmith (1925) but accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930, becoming the first American to be awarded that prize. (Chambers Biographical Dictionary)
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