American Studies

American Studies

At each step of this journey through American cultural history, Louis Menand has an original point to make: he explains the real significance of William James's nervous breakdown, and of the anti-Semitism in T. S. Eliot's writing. He reveals the reasons for the remarkable commercial successes of William Shawn's New Yorker and William Paley's CBS. He uncovers the connection between Larry Flynt's Hustler and Jerry Falwell's evangelism, between the atom bomb and the… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 01, 2003)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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