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The American dream in literature

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Published by Charles Scribner"s Sons in New York .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Stanley A. Werner, Jr....
ContributionsWerner, Stanley A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16255883M
ISBN 100684515636
OCLC/WorldCa251647674

In this novel, Seeking the American Dream, Thomas utilizes her mother's journey from Germany to Montana after World War II as the inspiration for heroine Anna's story. Anna and her family would never in a million years get involved with an American soldier/5(23). The American Dream. As noted in its preface, The American Dream is an allegory of the "American Scene" gone awry, a Scene typified here by a sadistic Mommy, emasculated Daddy, and embittered Grandma. The play imagines what is left of the American Dream in their shared household.

Reprogramming the American Dream. From Rural America to Silicon Valley - Making AI Serve Us All. In this timely book written from the perspective of a technologist whose life started in rural America and wound its way to Silicon Valley, Kevin Scott, Microsoft’s chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society. Genre/Form: Readers Literary collections: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Werner, Stanley A. American dream in literature. New York, Scribner [].

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