Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
Anthony Arthur talked about his book Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair, published by Random House. In this new biography of Upton Sinclair, Mr. Arthur suggests that Sinclair was a writer whose work blurred the line of politics and art and examines Sinclair’s The Jungle, a novel which was published 100 years ago about the bad conditions at meat-packing plants. Professor Arthur discussed Sinclair’s campaign for the California governorship in the early 1930s and his late career start as a historical novelist. Mr. Arthur described how Upton’s historical fictional hero Lanny Budd was admired by Hitler, Goering, Franklin Roosevelt, and Truman. He responded to questions from members of the audience. close
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