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Publicado em 1922, Babbitt é um livro atemporal e, além do prazer da leitura, proporciona uma reflexão sobre a vida que ainda levamos. Não é sem razão que Babbitt faz parte da famosa coletânea "1001 livros para ler antes de Morrer" e rendeu a Sinclair Lewis o Prêmio Nobel de Literatura, em 1930.
This satirical novel by the Nobel Prize–winning author of It Can’t Happen Here examines medicine in the modern world through the eyes of an idealistic man.
The assistant of a small-town midwestern doctor, young Martin Arrowsmith is fascinated with the contents of Gray’s Anatomy. Eager to pursue an adventurous career in medicine and science, he eventually sets off for medical school, where he hopes to dedicate himself to research. But as Martin progresses through life, he encounters qualities in humans more troublesome than any of the specimens he examines under a microscope.
Happiness almost eludes him until his mentor offers him a post at a prestigious institute—which soon sends Martin to a plague ravaged Caribbean island. There he must show what he is truly made of . . .
A perennial favorite of medical students to this day, Arrowsmith won author Sinclair Lewis the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, which he declined.“Beyond doubt the best of Mr. Lewis’s novels . . . Absorbing and illuminating.” —The Spectator
Um homem vaidoso, falastrão, anti-imigrantes e demagogo concorre à presidência dos Estados Unidos — e ganha. Buzz Windrip promete aos eleitores americanos que fará o país próspero e grande novamente, mas acaba trilhando um caminho sombrio. Ele declara o Congresso obsoleto, reescreve a Constituição e desencadeia uma onda fascista no país. O novo regime se torna cada vez mais autoritário, e o jornalista Doremus Jessop pensa que logo o presidente será derrubado, mas quanto tempo é possível esperar?
Escrito em 1935, Não vai acontecer aqui não poderia ser mais atual. Recuperado pela crítica e pelo público após as últimas eleições presidenciais dos Estados Unidos, o livro de Sinclair Lewis discute a fragilidade da democracia e o espectro fascista que ronda todo regime livre. Um livro de extrema força visionária, que mostra a maestria de Sinclair Lewis em construir uma fábula sobre como a complacência liberal pode se tornar vítima da tirania.
Widely considered Sinclair Lewis's greatest novel, this satire of the American social landscape created a sensation upon its 1922 publication. Babbitt's name became an instant and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and the strictures of his existence revealed the emptiness of the mainstream vision of success. His story reflects the nature of a conformist society, in which the pressures of maintaining propriety can ultimately cause individuals to lose their place in the world.
Babbitt ranks among the important 20th-century works addressing the struggles of people caught in the machinery of modern life, and it remains ever-relevant as a cautionary tale against clinging to conventional values.
The setting is Gopher Prairie, a bastion of prosaic, small-minded, middle-class values. Its newest inhabitant is the beautiful young Carol Kennicott, who dreams of transforming her adopted hometown into an oasis of beauty, refinement, and culture. But Carol is no match for the town's provincialism, and her struggle to overcome the complacency, bigotry, and hypocrisy of Gopher Prairie becomes the author's devastating and satiric take on all small towns.
It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.
Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.
Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news.
Includes an Introduction by Michael Meyer
and an Afterword by Gary Scharnhorst
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