Sinclair Lewis It Can't Happen Here

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It Can't Happen Here

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The only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith, It Can't Happen Here is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression when America was largely oblivious to Hitler's aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a President who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, rampant promiscuity, crime, and a liberal press. Now finally back in print, It Can't Happen Here remains uniquely important, a shockingly prescient novel that's as fresh and contemporary as today's news.
"Written at white heat." —Chicago Tribune
"A message to thinking Americans." —Springfield Republican
"Not only [Lewis's] most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in this country." —The New Yorker

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Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 — January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930 he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humour, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values. His style is at times droll, satirical, and yet sympathetic.

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You can't read Lewis' novel today without flashes of Trumpian recognition * Slate * An eerily prescient foreshadowing of current affairs * Guardian * Eighty years later the novel feels frighteningly contemporary * Salon * Not only Lewis's most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in the United States * New Yorker *

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