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100 years of Sinclair Lewis' 'Babbitt'

This year marked 100 years since author Sinclair Lewis penned the influential “Babbitt.” A satirical novel about American culture and society, it critiqued the vacuity of middle-class life and the social pressures of the day.

Sally Parry is a literature professor at Illinois State University and founding president of the Sinclair Lewis Society. She joins Here & Now‘s Scott Tong.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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