Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit: Books from the 1950s that Made American Culture

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A&C Black, 2004 M09 1 - 207 pages
Discusses the major literary works of the 1950s, which introduced new forms and dealt with such controversial topics as racial discrimination, religious differences, and social class.
 

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

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Castronovo (English, Pace Univ.) has written extensively on modern American authors, among them Thornton Wilder and Norman Mailer, as well as critic Edmund Wilson. Here he examines American literature ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Breaking Through
32
Holden Dean and Allen
55
Angst Inc
77
Rough Customers
94
The New Observers
110
The Eggheads
133
WASP Catholic Black Jewish
160
Naturalism Reinvented
187
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David Castronovo was the acclaimed author of Edmund Wilson , Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit, Critic in Love, The English Gentleman and many others.

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