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PART II - BOOKS
CHAPTER X - SINCLAIR LEWIS

I WOULD like to see Gopher Prairie,' says the heroine of Mr. Sinclair Lewis's Main Street, and her husband promptly replies :` Trust me. Here she is. Brought some snapshots down to show you.' That, in substance, is what Mr. Lewis has done himself. He has brought down some snapshots to show us and posterity. The collection is as vivid and stimulating as any writer who adopts this particular method can offer. Let us examine it ; let us consider the method in general. And let us at once dismiss the notion that any fool can use a camera. Photography is a great gift, whether or no we rank it as an art. If we have not been to Gopher Prairie we cry :` So that's it !' on seeing the snap. If we have been we either cry :` How like it !' or ' Howuperfectly disgraceful, not the least like it i' and in all three cases our vehemence shows that we are in the presence of something alive.
I have never been to Gopher Prairie, Nautilus, Zenith, or any of their big brothers and sisters, and my exclamations throughout are those of a non-American, and worthless as a comment on the facts. Nevertheless, I persist in exclaiming, for what Mr. Lewis has done for myself and thousands of others is to lodge a piece of a continent in our imagination. America, for many of us, used to mean a very large apron, covered with a pattern of lozenges, edged by a frill, and chastely suspended by a boundary ,tape round the ample waist of Canada. The frill, like the tape, we visualized slightly ; on the New York side it puckered up into sky-scrapers, on the farther side it was a blend of cinemas and cowboys, and more or less down the middle of the preposterous garment we discerned a pleat associated with the humour of Mark Twain. But the apron proper, the lozenges of pale pink and pale green-they meant nothing at all : they were only something through which railways went and dividends occasionally came from, and which had been arbitrarily spattered

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