1 edition of Life in modern America found in the catalog.
Life in modern America
Mary Gertrude Kelty
|Statement||by Mary G. Kelty.|
|LC Classifications||E178.1 .K292 1946|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 527, xvi,  p. :|
|Number of Pages||527|
|LC Control Number||46003448|
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Life in Modern America. This is a study of the political and social life in the United States for advanced students of English. It examines the many factors influencing American life, including the geography of the country, the structure and workings of government and the origins of the American people/5(16).
Life in modern America Paperback – January 1, by Peter Bromhead (Author)Cited by: 4. A cynical, savage, relentless attack on the culture, intellect and spirit of modern America, infused with Hamsun's wit. In short, a must read.
Sure we are all proud Americans, but a look from the other side can be healthy now and then. Besides, Hamsun doesn't seem to me to be hateful, just honest about, and sometimes puzzled by, what he by: 2. The contributors on their part must represent diverse views, yet propose solutions that point in the same general direction.
In this respect, editors Wilfred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister achieved success in their excellent book, Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America/5(8). An A-Z of Modern America is a comprehensive cultural dictionary which defines contemporary America through its history and civilization.
The book includes entries on:key people from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican life, customs, clothing and educationlegal, religious and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, 5/5(1).
Life in “Modern America” This is “Life in “Modern America””, section from the book United States History, Volume 2 (v. For details on it (including licensing), click here.
This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license. "Life in America is a user’s guide to everyday life and all its contradictory complexity, an indispensable inventory of practices and patterns in US society that produce both creative connections and corrosive conflicts, stimulating similarities and disturbing differences."Format: Paperback.
Modern American History (MAH) showcases top-quality, emerging research on the history of the United States since the s. Aiming to stimulate debate and make meaningful connections between the subfields of this vibrant and expansive field, the journal publishes compelling peer-reviewed articles as well as substantial review essays, forums.
This Is Our Music: Free Jazz, the Sixties, and American Culture (The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America) Paperback – June 5, James Baldwin is considered a key figure among the great thinkers of the 20th century for his long range of criticism about literature, film, and culture and his revelations on race in America.
One of his most widely known literary contributions was his book The Fire Next Time, a text featuring two essays. (shelved 2 times as modern-american-literature) avg rating — 4, ratings — published Winner of the National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, and Nobel Prize, John Steinbeck wrote " The Grapes of Wrath " during and about the Great Depression that seized America in.
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This list should really just be called best American books as authors appear more than once and that seems to be the way the ranking works. Also Ian Banks (author of the wasp factory #82) is not American he is Scottish so he shouldn't be on here, however good/relevant to this list his book. Phyllis Chesler, 72, is a feminist scholar and a professor emerita of psychology and women’s studies at City University of New York.
In her 14th book, “An American Bride in Author: Phyllis Chesler. The Cultural Life of Modern America book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.
Fra det moderne Amerikas åndsliv () var et b /5(5). Books shelved as modern-fiction: Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark.
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The best modern classic books. This modern classics book list is my best guess about the books that matter from a period of not-quite 50 years in the second half of the twentieth century. Somebody else could do their own list of must-read modern classics that has absolutely no overlap with mine, and it would probably be a good list : Rebecca Hussey.
books based on 28 votes: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick, Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America b. The concept of family is different in the U.S. compared to countries like India. Most American families consist of a mother and father with an average of children and many times a pet such as a dog or a cat.
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Be forewarned- Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in America is an academic work, and the prose gets bogged down in places. Despite the subject matter, the book is not remotely titillating Author: Noreen Malone.
When Alexa was seven, she started going through her grandfather's books. Her grandfather was a playwright and teacher, and through the books—and especially through his notes in the margins—she entered the world of 's American theater.
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All I had. The author of the books The Intellectual Life of Modern America, Hunger, and Pan, Hamsun is considered one of the most influential European novelists of the last years. InHamsun's novel Growth of the Soil, a book describing the attraction and honesty of working with the land, won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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This sees Playboy as a ‘how-to’ guide for the urbane bachelor of the s and s, offering advice on fashion, cooking and conspicuous consumption, essential skills needed to attract. America is the wealthiest nation in the world, yet it has higher levels of poverty than any other western democracy.
Its poverty rates compare more with a country like Romania than with countries Author: Happy Carlock. A further effect of technological advances on the modern American life is that technology has changed the way people perform their functions, simplifying the way people are trained in their manual skills.
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