TITLE

Romance and Mr. Babbitt

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Gerald W.
PUB. DATE
November 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about the book "A Child's Garden of Verses," by Sinclair Lewis. It is blood-curdling even to imagine the rage of Sinclair Lewis if anyone had intimated to him that his basic philosophy was drawn from "A Child's Garden of Verses." Yet in the opening chapter of Babbitt, describing early morning in Zenith when Mr. Babbitt rose, showered, shaved, dressed, breakfasted and drove to his office, taking a childish and innocent pride in the deftness with which he parked his Buick in a narrow space, there is a passage describing what else had happened in Zenith during the night just past--birth, death, triumph, calamity, high tragedy, and crashing melodrama when a drab, full of cocaine, drew a pistol from her handbag and casually shot her lover across the table.
ACCESSION #
14520574

 

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