Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Literary Encyclopedia: It Can’t Happen Here

Literary Encyclopedia: It Can’t Happen Here:
"It Can’t Happen Here (1935), while artistically inferior to Sinclair Lewis’s great novels of the 1920s, proved that Lewis’s skilful satire was still able to capture the attention of the American public. In this dystopian work, Lewis effectively pointed out the dangers of German and Italian Fascism by transplanting the movement to the USA. In addition to its influence on the body politic as a book, the novel inspired a play that was widely performed all across the nation under the auspices of the Federal Theater Project."

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