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Arrowsmith Mass Market Paperback – March 4, 2008
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But Fitzgerald is everyone's favorite author --- even the high school kids who are clueless about metaphors swoon over "The Great Gatsby." You need an appreciation of satire to love Lewis; nobody does, and he goes unread.
It's understandable. What would you rather read --- a romantic tale about a poor boy's rise and violent death on the glittering shores of Long Island (Gatsby) or a withering take on narrow-minded life in the midwest (Main Street)? Who's more interesting --- a criminal who went to Oxford (Jay Gatsby) or a blowhard whose ambition is total conformity to soul-deadening values (George Babbitt)?
And yet. If you ask who describes America better, the more necessary writer is Sinclair Lewis. Main Street and Babbitt made his name, and most readers stop there. They shouldn't --- my wife, who once attended a one-room schoolhouse in Minnesota --- recently read "Main Street," and found it a very close description of life in our chic Manhattan neighborhood. Dodsworth --- later made into a toweringly great movie --- is as fine a love story as Fitzgerald ever dreamed up, and a lot more realistic one, at that. It Can't Happen Here is a powerful political drama with a subject that's not as far-fetched as you might think: how fascism comes to America.
And then there's Arrowsmith, which has an actual hero. Set in the midwest, it doesn't lack for satire; as Lewis depicts it, happiness in a small town seems to havbe the shelf life of about a year.Read more ›
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Everyone with an interest in public health, which is everyone, period, should read this book.Published 2 months ago by Antigone Barton
Arrowsmith is a fictional study of a different sort of man, one devoted to pure scientific investigation caught up in a world of administrative and cultural trifles. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard
We recently assigned this book for our book club. My wife and I did not have a chance to read much of it, but did have a chance to listen to it as an audio book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Johnson
Just read it for the first time and i loved it. Interesting look at turn of the 20 th century medicine. VeryPublished 4 months ago by d bryan myers
According to the publisher: "Some minor changes to the text have been made to remove some anachronisms that might jar the modern ear. Read morePublished 6 months ago by WSB
This is a "chuck it all" fantasy. You can have wealth and influence, and a beautiful wife, but you really want to just chuck it all and go live out in the woods because it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by LF
Arrowsmith is Sinclair Lewis’ Pulitzer Prize winning novel about an idealist, Martin Arrowsmith and his experiences in life as a medical doctor and scientist. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Martin