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Dreaming Up America

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“His voice is appealing, and the brevity and scope of his tale are bracing.”—Publishers Weekly

"A thoughtful and provocative meditation on our history. . . . [Banks] should be heeded, or whatever noble dream we had will be lost forever.”—Howard Zinn

With America ever under global scrutiny, Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions. He writes with conversational ease and emotional insight, drawing on contemporary politics, literature, film, and his knowledge of American history.

Russell Banks is the author of sixteen works of fiction, many of which depict seismic events in US history, like the fictionalized journey of John Brown in Cloudsplitter. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed novelist Russell Banks' first book of nonfiction, now in paperback.

Synopsis:

With America ever under global scrutiny, Russell Banks contemplates the questions of our origins, values, heroes, conflicts, and contradictions. He writes with conversational ease and emotional insight, drawing on contemporary politics, literature, film, and his knowledge of American history.

About the Author

RUSSELL BANKS is the author of sixteen works of fiction, many of which depict seismic events in US history, such as the fictionalized journey of John Brown in Cloudsplitter. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes, and two of his novels—The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction—have been made into award-winning films. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, founding president of Cities of Refuge North America, and former New York State Author, Banks lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583228913
Author:
Banks, Russell
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Banks, Russell
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 BandW illustrations and photographs
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.1 x 5.2 x 0.3 in 6.5 oz

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Acclaimed novelist Russell Banks' first book of nonfiction, now in paperback.
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