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A Novel for Modern America

I teach a course at Marian University called “Modern America,” which basically allows me to teach different themes in post-1932 United States History.  Besides trying to find interesting and suitable monographs on this period–a challenge that changes every time I teach the course–I also like to have the students read at least one novel.  In the past, I have had them read a volume from John Dos Passos’s U.S.A. Trilogy, but this time around I am thinking about using a volume from another trilogy, American Pastoral from Philip Roth’s Newark Trilogy.  As many readers of the blog probably already now, Read more