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Subject: Archive: 70 years ago today - Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win Nobel Prize in Literature dies at 65


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Date Posted: Sunday, January 10, 04:47:40pm

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In 1935 he wrote a novel called "It Can't Happen Here" about a fascist dictator who becomes U.S. President by imposing totalitarian rule and promising his followers reforms based on patriotism. (NT)Sound familiar???Sunday, January 10, 04:52:13pm
Another iconic American writer Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 January 10, 1961) American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, died exactly 10 years to-the-day after Sinclair Lewis! (NT)RIPSunday, January 10, 05:49:20pm


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