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The American Dream?
« on: July 19, 2019, 10:49:15 PM »
Right, so I've been granted a pretty big assignment for my English class, which requires to find some books about the American Dream to have a read of. So far I'm thinking Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and the Great Gatsby, but does anyone on here have any insights on what else to read?

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Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 10:57:38 PM »
John Updike's Rabbit series? Isn't it Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas that references the American dream? Richard Ford's The Sportswriter? The Swimmer or other stuff by John Cheever?

Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 11:07:17 PM »
Oh yeah, you're right I got the wrong fear & loathing. Thanks, I'll check those books out asap.

Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 11:11:38 PM »
American Psycho, The Art of the Deal, Dreams From my Father, The US Constitution, Requiem for a Dream

Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 06:19:01 AM »
Americana by Don DeLilo

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Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 04:09:17 PM »
If you're allowed to include comics I'd recommend Shade The Changing Man by Peter Milligan, issues 1 - 20.

Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 10:24:22 PM »
The greatest fiction there is.

There's probably a lot of this in Steinbeck.

Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2019, 10:30:50 PM »
Saul Bellow's "The Adventures of Augie March"




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Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2019, 11:22:27 PM »
Faulkner - Light in August
Sinclair Lewis - Babbitt

Re: The American Dream?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 08:00:20 AM »
Philip Roth - American Pastoral