Morris Dickstein is Distinguished Professor of English and Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His new book, Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, has just been published.
Facing the Music
What 1930s pop culture can teach us about our own hard times
by Morris Dickstein | Tuesday, September 01, 2009
When American literature became good enough for Americans, what happened to the literary canon?