Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Sinclair Lewis Updated

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Sinclair Lewis Updated

Article excerpt

As I watch the rise of the lately

rich creating the digital industries

and the colleges giving workshops

in entrepreneurship using

the terminology of the moment

I find myself revisiting the

work of Sinclair Lewis that

caught the character of the

Twentieth Century man who

seems to have spawned the

Twenty- First Century model

which has covered the old conformity

with the newly created patina

of the latest technology but

in its bones is the same as

the main street of Zenith

in the imaginary state of Winnemac

although these children of

the new skills with no sense

of history cannot see how

they are repeating the urge

for the new conformity that

is really only the old. …

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