The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope / Edition 1

The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope / Edition 1

by Andrew Delbanco
     
 

Since we discovered that, in Tocqueville's words, "the incomplete joys of this world will never satisfy the heart," how have we Americans made do? In The Real American Dream literary scholar Andrew Delbanco shows how Americans have organized their days and ordered their lives--and ultimately created a culture--to make sense of the pain, desire, pleasure, andSee more details below

Overview

Since we discovered that, in Tocqueville's words, "the incomplete joys of this world will never satisfy the heart," how have we Americans made do? In The Real American Dream literary scholar Andrew Delbanco shows how Americans have organized their days and ordered their lives--and ultimately created a culture--to make sense of the pain, desire, pleasure, and fear that are the stuff of human experience. In a time of cultural crisis, when the old stories seem to be faltering, this book offers a lesson in the painstaking remaking of the American dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674003835
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Series:
The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization Series, #1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
1,482,278
Product dimensions:
0.33(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

GOD

NATION

SELF

Notes

Index

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