Dreiser was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, and later began his journalism career in Chicago.
In Abbott's hands, however, this tabloid fare becomes distilled Dreiser.
A firm friendship sprang up, and Henry conceived a high opinion of Dreiser's ability, and urged him to try a short story.
Mr. Dreiser is at least a phenomenon of psychological interest.
There followed a series of acrimonious negotiations, with Dreiser holding resolutely to the letter of his contract.
Dreiser, within his limits, belongs to this sabot-shod company of the elect.
No one, indeed, who reads a Dreiser novel can fail to see the gap separating the author from these half-forgotten forbears.
Here, precisely, is the point of Dreiser's departure from his fellows.
One day, in September, 1899, Dreiser took a sheet of yellow paper and wrote a title at random.
Since then Dreiser has devoted himself wholly to serious work.