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The 1920s

The 1920s

Sinclair Lewis in The 1920s

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) was an American novelist and playwright, and the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

During the 1920s, Lewis's works Main Street and Babbitt, skewered what he saw as the mindless consumption and conformity of middle-class American society in an age of affluence.

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