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Author Willbern, David.

Title The American popular novel after World War II [Axis 360 electronic resource] : a study of 25 best sellers, 1947-2000 / David Willbern.

Imprint Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (265 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Solitary Men: Boys in the City (I, the Jury, The Catcher in the Rye); 2. Social Women: Girls in Small Towns (Peyton Place, To Kill a Mockingbird); 3. Family Business and the American Dream (The Carpetbaggers, The Godfather); 4. Feminism Aloft and Adrift (Fear of Flying, Looking for Mr. Goodbar); 5. Appetites and Anxieties: The Unfathomed, the Undead, the Under Toad (Jaws, Interview with the Vampire, The World According to Garp); 6. Taking Care of Business (The Bonfire of the Vanities, I'll Take Manhattan)
Summary Through the perspectives of selected best-selling novels from the end of World War II to the end of the 20th century--including The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Godfather, Jaws, Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs, and Jurassic Park--this book examines the crucial issues the U.S. was experiencing during those decades. These novels represent the voices of popular conversations, as Americans considered issues of family, class, racism and sexism, feminism, economic ambition, sexual violence, war, law, religion and science. Through the windows of fiction, the book surveys the Cold.
Subject Best sellers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American fiction (OCoLC)fst00807048
Best sellers (OCoLC)fst00830872
Books and reading (OCoLC)fst00836454
Popular literature (OCoLC)fst01071405
United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc (OCoLC)fst01411635
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Willbern, David The American Popular Novel After World War II : A Study of 25 Best Sellers, 1947-2000 Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,c2013 9780786474509
ISBN 9781476602486 (electronic bk.)
1476602484 (electronic bk.)
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