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Beyond the gray flannel suit : books from the 1950s that made American culture

Author: David Castronovo
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This examination and celebration of the literature and thought of the 1950s throws the enduring works of a golden era into high relief. An unconventional tour of a crucial period in 20th-century culture, the present book avoids sweeping surveys and gets to the heart of major achievement." "Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit shows how particular landmark books took on the hot-button subjects of the 1950s - race and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Castronovo
ISBN: 0826416268 9780826416261
OCLC Number: 54806373
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Breaking Through --
Holden, Dean, and Allen --
Angst, Inc. --
Rough Customers --
The New Observers --
The Eggheads --
WASP, Catholic, Black, Jewish --
Naturalism Reinvented.
Responsibility: David Castronovo.

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American writers of the 1920s, such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald, have been heralded as The Lost Generation, while an earlier generation formed The American Renaissance. Far less critical attention  Read more...

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outlines the influence of landmark mid-century books that have come to define American culture today. Knickerbocker, October 18, 2004 Professor Castronovo contends in his marvelous book Beyond the Read more...

 
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