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Main Street & Babbitt

Auteur: Sinclair Lewis
Uitgever: New York : Library of America, ©1992.
Serie: Library of America, 59.
Editie/Formaat:   eBoek : Fictie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"In Main Street and Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to reveal as no writer had done before the complacency and conformity of middle-class life in America. These remarkable novels combine brilliant satire with a lingering affection for the men and women who, as Lewis wrote of Babbitt, want "to seize something more than motor cars and a house before it's too late.""  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Satire
Electronic books
Fiction
Aanvullende fysieke materiaalsoort: Print version:
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
Main Street & Babbitt.
New York : Library of America, c1992
(DLC) 91058224
(OCoLC)25245462
Genre: Fictie, Internetbron
Soort document: Internetbron, Computerbestand
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Sinclair Lewis
ISBN: 0585201706 9780585201702
OCLC-nummer: 44955930
Mededeling reproductie: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Beschrijving: 1 online resource (898 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Inhoud: Babbitt / Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
Serietitel: Library of America, 59.
Andere titels: Babbitt.
Main Street and Babbitt.
Main Street
Verantwoordelijkheid: Sinclair Lewis.

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"In Main Street and Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis drew on his boyhood memories of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, to reveal as no writer had done before the complacency and conformity of middle-class life in America. These remarkable novels combine brilliant satire with a lingering affection for the men and women who, as Lewis wrote of Babbitt, want "to seize something more than motor cars and a house before it's too late."" "Main Street (1920), Lewis's first triumph, was a phenomenal event in American publishing and cultural history. Lewis's idealistic, imaginative heroine, Carol Kennicott, longs "to get [her] hands on one of these prairie towns and make it beautiful," but when her doctor husband brings her to Gopher Prairie, she finds that the romance of the American frontier has dwindled to the drab reality of the American Middle West. Carol first struggles against and then flees the social tyrannies and cultural emptiness of Gopher Prairie, only to submit at last to the conventions of village life. The great romantic satire of its decade, Main Street is a wry, sad, funny account of a woman who attempts to challenge the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of her community." ""I know of no American novel that more accurately presents the real America," wrote H. L. Mencken when Babbitt appeared in 1922. "As an old professor of Babbittry I welcome him as an almost perfect specimen. Every American city swarms with his brothers. He is America incarnate, exuberant and exquisite."" "In the character of George F. Babbitt, the boisterous, vulgar, worried, gadget-loving real estate man from Zenith, Lewis fashioned a new and enduring figure in American literature - the total conformist. Babbitt is a "joiner," who thinks and feels with the crowd. Lewis surrounds him with a gallery of familiar American types - small businessmen, Rotarians, Elks, boosters, supporters of evangelical Christianity. In bitingly satirical scenes of club lunches, after-dinner speeches, trade association conventions, fishing trips, and Sunday School committees, Lewis reproduces the noisy restlessness of American commercial culture." "In 1930 Sinclair Lewis was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, largely for his achievement in Babbitt. These early novels not only define a crucial period in American history - from America's "coming of age" just before World War I to the dizzying boom of the twenties - they also continue to astonish us with essential truths about the country we live in today."--BOOK JACKET.

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