The American Popular Novel After World War II

The American Popular Novel After World War II

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Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century--including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park--this book examines the crucial issues the U.S. was experiencing during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science. Through the windows of fiction, the book surveys the Cold.The essay is historical and autobiographical: ita#39;s about Tim Oa#39;Brien, the man, not a€œ Tim Oa#39;Brien, a€ the characa€” ter in The Things They Carried. a€œI reread it maybe once every two months, a€ he says, a€œjust to remind myself what writinga#39;s for. I dona#39;tanbsp;...

Title:The American Popular Novel After World War II
Author:David Willbern
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-03-22


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