The American Dream Theme

Novel Reflections: The American Dream, a special presentation of PBS’s American Masters series begins tonight. This episode examines seven novels that typifiy the theme of the American Dream: The Grapes of Wrath, Sister Carrie, The Great Gatsby, House of Mirth, Seize the Day, The Street and Typical American. Click here to hear Gish Jen, author of Typical American, discuss her novel and the American Dream.  If you haven’t seen it, The American Novel website has some interesting features and book lists.

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