How well do you know your American lit? Can you name the muckraking author who campaigned against the meat-packing industry and later ran for California governor on the Socialist ticket? Or the postmodernist author who discovered a love of literature while working a boring summer job as a parking attendant? Do you know the title of the quintessential American novel that ends, “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”? You’ll find all the answers, and more, at a new companion Web site to an upcoming AMERICAN MASTERS special presentation, Novel Reflections On The American Dream. The site offers a comprehensive exploration of 200 years of the American novel, including in-depth information on more than 50 novels and authors, along with the literary movements they inspired.
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