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Author Pinsky, Robert.

Title Thousands of Broadways : dreams and nightmares of the American small town / Robert Pinsky
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (98 pages) : illustrations
Series The Rice University Campbell lectures
Rice University Campbell lectures.
Summary Broadway, the main street that runs through Robert Pinsky's home town of Long Branch, New Jersey, was once like thousands of other main streets in small towns across the country. But for Pinsky, one of America's most admired poets and its former Poet Laureate, this Broadway is the point of departure for a lively journey through the small towns of the American imagination. Thousands of Broadways explores the dreams and nightmares of such small towns-their welcoming yet suffocating, warm yet prejudicial character during their heyday, from the early nineteenth century through World War II. The cit
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American literature -- History and criticism.
Cities and towns in literature.
Cities and towns -- United States.
City and town life in literature.
City and town life in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008026879
ISBN 0226669467 (electronic bk.)
9780226669465 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)