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Failure to Launch in Booming post-WWII America

by Leah Vahjen

While there are many economic statistics and definable political events surrounding post-World War II America, the literature of this period uniformly expresses an increasing feeling of disorientation and unrest among the American people.  2,562 more words

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Book Review: Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

I didn’t expect this book. Perhaps, more accurately it was Ray Bradbury I didn’t expect. Way back in school I had read a short story of his in some slim anthology of stories about I-don’t-know-what. 611 more words


Faulkner’s Intruder in the Dust Unearths Nature of Racism

by Alex Chapman

Publishing Intruder in the Dust in 1948, Faulkner illustrates life in a postwar, Jim Crow small town in Mississippi. He chooses the perspective of a white, socially prominent teenage male through which to discuss the reality of racial inequality. 1,634 more words

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6 Degrees of Separation: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

This is the first time I’ve played this game; it’s like “6 Degrees from Kevin Bacon” only with books. You can join in too; the rules are… 355 more words