Publish date: October 11th 2007
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
I am reading Sinclair Lewis after Min Jin Lee shared her passion for his writing with us at our Library Author lunch. I don't remember reading any of his books, but if I did, it was in the blur of high school required reading, so I am having another go at these. This one reminded me of the Cheever s...
- Alors... on prétend que les rêves sont le contraire de la réalité.Et ainsi il se rendit compte que c'était de la folie de prendre la fuite, parce qu'il ne pourrait jamais se fuir lui-même.
I was wary of this novel of 1920s America, given what very little I knew of it, which was only that its title has become a metaphor, now fairly little-used, for an entirely conventional and complacent middle-class man. I thought that it would be very satirical, and very much of its time and place, a...
In the USA the word "Babbitt" has become synonymous for Philistine, thus for "a self-satisfied person who conforms readily to conventional, middle-class ideas and ideals, especially of business and material success" (babbitt. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dicti...
It was okay, and only stuck through it for class. I don't ever plan on reading this again. It's basically about conformity.