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Sinclair Lewis
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    (February 7, 1885-January 10, 1951)
    Born in Sauk Center, Minnesota
    Birth name was Harry Sinclair Lewis
    Wrote the novels 'Main Street' (1920), 'Babbit' (1922), 'Arrowsmith' (1925), 'Elmer Gantry' (1927), 'Dodsworth' (1929), 'It Can't Happen Here' (1935) and 'Kingsblood Royal' (1947)
    Won the Nobel Prize in Literature (1930)
    He started as a ghostwriter, supplying plots for Jack London.
    He won the Pulitzer Prize for 'Arrowsmith' but rejected it.
    James Thurber said of his drinking, 'You couldn't always tell at seven in the morning whether he was having his first drink of the day or his last one of the night.'
    His wife said, 'Even in life he was fully alive only in his writing.'
    He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    He exposed hypocritical evangelists in 'Elmer Gantry.'
    He warned, 'When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.'
    An attempt to adapt his anti-fascist novel 'It Can't Happen Here' for TV mutated into the sci-fi mini-series 'V.'

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