The Boy Inside the American Businessman: Corporate Darwinism in Twentieth-Century American Literature

The Boy Inside the American Businessman: Corporate Darwinism in Twentieth-Century American Literature

By: Carl S. Horner (author)Hardback

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This is a socio-economic study of twentieth-century American literature that reveals why mainstream businessmen must either discipline, suppress, or kill boyish tendencies that collide with do-or-die codes of the American corporate psychostructure. Contents: Competition, Expectation, and the American Corporate Psyche; Life-or-Death Dealing: Dress and Behavior Codes in American Business; Against the Fires of Ilium: Vonnegut's Restless Engineer in Player Piano; The Catcher in the Rye: Irreconcilable Tension in Salinger's Peter Pan; The Boy Inside the Salesman: "Tired to the Death" in Miller's Death of A Salesman; Rabbit in the Showroom: Healthy, Wealthy, and No Place Left to Run; The Boy Inside Bob Slocum: The Ambiguity of "Death" by "Asphyxiation" in Heller's Something Happened; The Boy Inside the Banker; A Concluding Interview.

About Author

Carl S. Horner is Assistant Professor of English at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Contents

Competition, expectation, and the American corporate psyche; life-or-death-dealing, dress and behaviour codes in American business; against the fires of Ilium - Vonnegut's restless engineer in player piano; "The Catcher in the Rye" - irreconcilable tension in Salinger's Peter Pan; the boy inside the salesman - "tired to the death", in Miller's "Death of a Salesman"; rabbit in the showroom - healthy, wealthy and no place left to run; the boy inside Bob Slocum - the ambiguity of "death" by "asphyxiation" in Heller's "Something Happened".

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819187499
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 116
  • ID: 9780819187499
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 0819187496

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