Villains and Heroes in Business Novels

Malcolm, Donald
May 1956
New Republic;5/14/56, Vol. 134 Issue 20, p16
This article critically appraises the book "The Empire," by George de Mare. Mr. de Mare notes with evident admiration that the speaker of these last lines "was able to toss off these compliments scarcely moving his lips. Not even Mr. de Mare's labored effort to make himself clear can quite obscure his meaning here: the company is a sort of industrial juggernaut, under the wheels of which junior executives are invited to hurl themselves in an Oriental ecstasy of abasement. And so perhaps they do, but if this is martyrdom, then so is the mass march of lemmings into the sea.


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