The “Genius”

The Genius is a semi-autobiographical novel by Theodore Dreiser, published in 1915. The story follows the life of Eugene Witla, a talented and ambitious young artist. The novel is a poignant exploration of the struggles and challenges faced by a creative individual in a society that often fails to appreciate and understand artistic genius.

Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was an American novelist and journalist known for his realistic and often gritty portrayals of American life. He was one of the prominent figures of naturalism, a literary movement that sought to apply scientific principles to the study of human nature. His works often tackled social issues and the struggles faced by individuals in a rapidly industrializing and materialistic society.

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