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The first of Sinclair Lewis's nice successes, major road shattered the sentimental American fantasy of satisfied small-town lifestyles with its satire of narrow-minded provincialism. Reflecting his personal unsatisfied early life in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, Lewis's 6th novel attacked the conformity and dullness he observed in midwestern village existence. younger university graduate Carol Milford strikes from town to tiny Gopher Prairie after marrying the neighborhood general practitioner, and attempts to convey tradition to the small city. yet her efforts to reform the prairie village are met by means of a wall of gossip, greed, conventionality, pitifully unambitious cultural endeavors, and-worst of all—the pettiness and bigotry of small-town minds.
Lewis's portrayal of a wedding torn through disillusionment and a lady pressured into compromises is right now devastating social satire and persuasive realism. His sophisticated characterizations and intimate info of small-town the United States make major road a posh and compelling paintings and demonstrated Lewis as a tremendous determine in twentieth-century American literature.
This is a retelling of Homer's The Odyssey.
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By Ernest Hemingway
Quotes from the book:
“He observed the woman staring at him and he smiled at her. It used to be an outdated smile that he were utilizing for 50 years, ever in view that he first smiled...”
“Unfortunately, the canal gates have been nonetheless within the Austrians' arms down the river, they usually have been closed.”
“In the United States, they make such issues of twine and of sponge-rubber, like you use within the units of tanks. You by no means be aware of there, even if there's any fact within the topic, except you're a undesirable boy as I am.”
“Hemingway masterfully makes use of conversation and personality interplay to inform this story.” (Tim Miller, goodreads.com)
“Midway via i presumed it used to be ok, however the nearer I received to the tip, the extra i used to be inspired by way of it. Hemingway particularly knew how one can take a narrative and switch it into literature.” (Jane Greensmith, goodreads.com)
“Maybe the one cause i am waiting for being previous, style of.” (Allan Hough, goodreads.com)
«...L'aventure du coeur, l. a. déraison, l. a. ardour, l. a. vie s'unissent dans un tourbillon de flammes. L'auteur saisit votre awareness pour alimenter le feu des sentiments qui brûlent à leur apex. L'humanisme de Zweig s'exprime y compris à l'endroit du lecteur qu'il refuse de manipuler...»
«...Les descriptions superbes (mains, visages, sentiments...) et les analyses psychologiques très fines permettent non seulement de visualiser les scènes, mais aussi de les vivre! Comme le narrateur on se retrouve pendu aux lèvres de Mme C... qui nous raconte remark 24 heures peuvent véritablement changer l. a. vie d'une femme. Une journée suffit pour oublier ses principes et pour tenter des choses qui paraissaient impensables los angeles veille...»