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Author Michels, Steven, author.

Title Sinclair Lewis and American democracy / Steven Michels.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.52 L588Dm 2017    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xvi, 183 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Politics, literature, & film
Politics, literature, & film.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : how America reads Lewis -- Freedom and the problem of purpose -- How to succeed at business -- Political ambition and power -- The use and abuse of religion -- Love, family, and friendship -- The equality of women -- The city, the country, and in between -- Nationalism and racism -- The view from Abroad -- Conclusion : how Lewis read America.
Summary "Sinclair Lewis was one of the most astute observers of American social and political life. Sinclair Lewis and American Democracy is a highly readable analysis of his novels. The book examines each of Lewis's novels on key themes in the history of political thought and democracy including freedom and purpose, success and materialism, and nationalism and race. Lewis is revealed to be an unapologetic individualist and a fierce humanitarian"--The publisher.
Subject Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. (OCoLC)fst00032072
Democracy in literature.
Democracy in literature. (OCoLC)fst00890120
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9781498519144 (hardcover alkaline paper)
1498519148 (hardcover alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40026618989

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