The Resource Babbitt : an American life, Glen A. Love

Babbitt : an American life, Glen A. Love

Label
Babbitt : an American life
Title
Babbitt
Title remainder
an American life
Statement of responsibility
Glen A. Love
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Babbitt, the tragicomic novel of revolt against smug, middle-class materialism, which earned Sinclair Lewis the 1930 Nobel Prize for literature, is a unique increment in the elevation of American literature to world status. Glen A. Love's unified, in-depth study of Babbitt sets American literary realism in the historical and cultural context of the 1920s - post-World War I liberalism, the Jazz Age, speakeasies, Red scares, the Sacco-Vanzetti case, the Scopes Monkey Trial, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and the collapse of Puritanism - and carries its relevance to the present. A clear, readable discussion of satire, romance, and cultural symbolism, the book moves in concentric circles from the work to its critical reception and outward to its significance as a mocking, yet heroic authentication of Lewis's fanatic American-ness, which is connected to pioneer and frontier mores
  • More thorough and wide-ranging than former studies of the novel, Love's interpretation treats Babbitt as a work of realism and satire disguising an urgent, meaningful affirmation of - and appeal to - a nation replete with myriad possibilities. The scope of this multifaceted critique renders it invaluable to students and teachers of the American novel and realism as well as to general readers, critics, and researchers. This concise volume includes chronology, historical context, analysis, plus notes, a selected bibliography, and index
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Love, Glen A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3523.E94
LC item number
B297 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Sinclair
  • Lewis, Sinclair
  • Lewis, Sinclair
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Satire, American
  • Businessmen in literature
  • Conformity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Américains dans la littérature
  • Satire américaine
  • Hommes d'affaires dans la littérature
  • Conformisme dans la littérature
  • Hommes dans la littérature
  • Businessmen in literature
  • Conformity in literature
  • Men in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Satire, American
  • Babbitt (Lewis)
Label
Babbitt : an American life, Glen A. Love
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology: Sinclair Lewis's Life and Works -- Literary and Historical Context. 1. Babbitt and the Twenties. 2. Capturing the Archetype. 3. Babbitt and the Critics -- A Reading. 4. Babbitt and Realism. 5. Satire and Style in Babbitt. 6. Impossible Dreams: Babbitt and Romance. 7. Courting the Technological Sublime: Babbitt's Dance. 8. Lewis and Babbitt -- Two American Lives
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 105 pages
Isbn
9780805785623
Lccn
92027096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26633970
  • (OCoLC)ocm26633970
Label
Babbitt : an American life, Glen A. Love
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology: Sinclair Lewis's Life and Works -- Literary and Historical Context. 1. Babbitt and the Twenties. 2. Capturing the Archetype. 3. Babbitt and the Critics -- A Reading. 4. Babbitt and Realism. 5. Satire and Style in Babbitt. 6. Impossible Dreams: Babbitt and Romance. 7. Courting the Technological Sublime: Babbitt's Dance. 8. Lewis and Babbitt -- Two American Lives
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 105 pages
Isbn
9780805785623
Lccn
92027096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26633970
  • (OCoLC)ocm26633970

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