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The Boy Inside the American Businessman : Corporate Darwinism in Twentieth-Century American Literature :  Corporate Darwinism in Twentieth-Century American Literature - Carl S. Horner

The Boy Inside the American Businessman : Corporate Darwinism in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Corporate Darwinism in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Paperback Published: September 1992
ISBN: 9780819187505
Number Of Pages: 116

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This is a socio-economic study of twentieth-century American literature that reveals why mainstream businessmen must either discipline, suppress, or kill boyish tendencies that collide with do-or-die codes of the American corporate psychostructure. Contents: Competition, Expectation, and the American Corporate Psyche; Life-or-Death Dealing: Dress and Behavior Codes in American Business; Against the Fires of Ilium: Vonnegut's Restless Engineer in Player Piano; The Catcher in the Rye: Irreconcilable Tension in Salinger's Peter Pan; The Boy Inside the Salesman: 'Tired to the Death' in Miller's Death of A Salesman; Rabbit in the Showroom: Healthy, Wealthy, and No Place Left to Run; The Boy Inside Bob Slocum: The Ambiguity of 'Death' by 'Asphyxiation' in Heller's Something Happened; The Boy Inside the Banker; A Concluding Interview.

Carl Horner's study contributes significantly to our understanding of the fictional presentation of the American male and to our awareness of the complexity of the male corporate ideal.--Sarah Gordon, Georgia College

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Competition, Expectation, and the American Corporate Psychep. 7
Life-Or-Death-Dealing Dress and Behavior Codes in American Businessp. 21
Against the Fires of Ilium: Vonnegut's Restless Engineer in Player Pianop. 35
The Catcher in the Rye: Irreconcilable Tension in Salinger's Peter Panp. 43
The Boy Inside the Salesman: "Tired to the Death" In Miller's Death of a Salesmanp. 47
Rabbit in the Showroom: Healthy, Wealthy, and No Place Left to Runp. 61
The Boy Inside Bob Slocum: The Ambiguity of "Death" By "Asphyxiation" In Heller's Something Happenedp. 67
The Boy Inside the Banker: A Concluding Interviewp. 77
Notesp. 91
Works Citedp. 97
Indexp. 101
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ISBN: 9780819187505
ISBN-10: 081918750X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: September 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.71
Weight (kg): 0.15