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The American dream

Author: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2009.
Series: Bloom's literary themes.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the role of the theme of the American dream in great works of literature such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Death of a Salesman, The Great Gatsby, and many others.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9780791098011 079109801X
OCLC Number: 261343135
Description: xvi, 235 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain). "Huckleberry Finn and the Problem of Freedom" by Sanford Pinsker in: Virginia Quarterly Review (2001) --
The American Dream (Edward Albee). "Albee's The American Dream and the Existential Vacuum" by Nicholas Canaday, Jr. in: South Central Bulletin (1966) --
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Benjamin Franklin). "Franklin's Autobiography and the American Dream" by J.A. Leo Lemay in: the Renaissance Man in the Eighteenth Century (1978) --
"Children's Rhymes" (Langston Hughes). "The American dream and the Legacy of Revolution in the Poetry of Langston Hughes" by Lloyd W. Brown in: Studies in Black Literature (1976) --
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller). "Arthur Miller's, Death of a Salesman" by Merrit Moseley --
The Gift Outright" (Robert Frost). "The Dream of Possession: Frost's Paradoxical Gift" by Jeffrey Gray --
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald). "The Great Gatsby: The Tragedy of the American Dream on Long Island's Gold Coast" by Tanfer Emin Tunc --
The House on Mango street (Sandra Cisneros). "In Search of Identity in Cisneros' The House on Mango Street" by Maria Elena de Valdes in: The Canadian Review of American Studies (1992) --
The Jungle (Upton Sinclair). "Upton Sinclair" by Jon A. Yoder (1975) --
Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman). "Preface to Leaves of Grass (1855)" by Walt Whitman --
Love. Medicine (Louise Erdrich) "Love Medicine and the American dream" by Margaret J. Downes --
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck). "Of Mice and Men" by Peter Lisca in: The Wide World of John Steinbeck (1958) --
My Antonia (Willa Cather) "My Antonia and the American dream" by James E. Miller, Jr. in: Prairie Schooner (1974) --
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass). "Frederick Douglass" by Harriet Beecher Stowe in: The Lives and Deeds of our Self-Made Men (1872) --
On the Road (Jack Kerouac) "Alternative Routes along the Road: Kerouac and the Multifaceted American Dream" by Jeff Williams --
A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry). "Discrimination and the American Dream in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun" by Babacar M'Baye --
Self-reliance (Ralph Waldo Emerson). "Emerson as an American" Julian Hawthorne in: The Genius and Character of Emerson (1885) --
Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison) "Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and the American Dream" by Aimable Twagilimana --
Walden (Henry David Thoreau). Thoreau's Walden and the American dream: challenge or myth?" by Michaela Keck.
Series Title: Bloom's literary themes.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.

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