SuburbiaNation: Reading Suburban Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Film
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SuburbiaNation: Reading Suburban Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Fiction and Film

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Green lawns, swimming pools, backyard barbecues: welcome to suburbia, the promised land of the American middle class. Or is it? To judge by the depiction of suburbia in prominent works of American fiction and film, the suburbs are also home to dysfunctional families, broken communities, and widespread misery. Clearly, despite the continued popularity of the suburbs as a pl...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Adam Grossi
This book is structured around chapters that each pursue a sub-theme of suburban landscape/psychology by centering the writing around a work of fiction and a film. So, for example, a chapter on masculinity in suburbia is fleshed out through the discussion of Rabbit Redux by John Updike and the film The Graduate (though it isn't so rigid; Beuka weaves other films and novels in each chapter).

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