Landmarks: Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home
This house, at 812
Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, was the childhood home of
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951). His most-famous book, Main Street,
was inspired by his home town as he perceived it from this house where his
father, Dr. Edwin J. Lewis, practiced medicine. The ladies literature
readings in depicted Main Street were held by his
step-mother in the parlor. The medical emergencies in
Arrowsmith were played out on the front porch as patients rushed
to see his father.
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- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1889), American essayist, poet, philosopher, and founder of literary group called "New England Transcendentalism" (English Traits; The Conduct of Life; May-Day and Other Pieces; Society and Solitude; Parnassus)
- Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), Russian-American poet and Nobel Laureate in Literature (A Halt in the Wilderness; On Grief and Reason; Watermark)
- Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949), West Indies novelist and gardener