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Land of tomorrow : postwar fiction and the crisis of American liberalism

Author: Benjamin Mangrum
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Land of Tomorrow sheds new light on changes within American liberalism after the Second World War. The postwar period's fiction, criticism, philosophy, and popular culture circulated and authorized political sensibilities opposed to the maintenance of social democratic reform in the United States"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mangrum, Benjamin, author.
Land of tomorrow
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018012099
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Mangrum
ISBN: 9780190909406 0190909404 9780190909383 0190909382
OCLC Number: 1047531302
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Louis I. Bredvold Prize for Scholarly Publication, awarded by the University of Michigan.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
Contents: Aestheticism, civil society, and the origins of totalitarianism --
Existentialism In America: inequality, political action, and the twilight of New Deal reform --
The age of anxiety: existential psychology and the "decline" of American naturalism --
Southern comfort: authenticity, malaise, and the school of the holy ghost --
Mergers And acquisitions: business fiction and the theory of liberal management.
Responsibility: Benjamin Mangrum.

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