Sinclair Lewis’s Critique of American Culture: Main Street

Main Street (1920) by Sinclair Lewis is a critique of capitalism through a feminist lens, among other things.  The novel is about Carol Milford who marries Dr. Will Kennicott just after college and moves to the small town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.  She immediately doesn’t fit in, and she spends years trying to reform the... Continue Reading →

I Didn’t Like Catch-22

I didn't really like Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller and number 13 on  the BBC book list.  I'm not saying it isn't a likeable book or that you shouldn't read it or that others won't enjoy it, but I did not.  I'm not sure exactly why, because it is funny and well written.  But I... Continue Reading →

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