Day: June 24, 2011

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser

Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer – Steven Millhauser

Intro After writing about nonfiction for the last three weeks, this comes to me as a new break. Perhaps I tired myself reading those essays back in college. I also distinctly remember forming a mission inside my head to read all the Pulitzer books that I was able to hoard, and I began that, or rather resumed it, with Martin Dressler. I resumed my Pulitzer reading with this because of its number of pages. It is not very long. It can actually be read over the weekend if one can just keep his focus. But as it usually happens, I was out of focus for some reason. Does it have to do with my then busy college life or does it have to do with the book alone? The Rhapsody Martin Dressler is simply a rags-to-riches story. Well, it doesn’t strictly end with riches. It’s about this poor boy who amassed a huge lump of fortune in the hotel industry. The title describes our protagonist as a dreamer. He did dream. Not only did he do that, …