At a glance:
- Author: Morris Dickstein
- Type of Work: History
- Setting: United States
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Authors or writers, Music or musicians, Depression, economic, Poetry or poets, 1930's, Novelists, Popular culture, Drama or dramatists, Films, movies, or motion pictures, Radio or radio broadcasting, Plays or playwrights
- Locales: North America
Born in 1940, Morris Dickstein, distinguished professor of English at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, remembers his steady-working, first-generation immigrant father recalling that, every Friday during the Great Depression, when he picked up his paycheck he looked for the pink slip telling him he was laid off. “The Depression put a strain on families, undermining the breadwinner and placing more pressure on the wife to bring in money and hold the family together,” Dickstein writes in the preface to Dancing in the Dark while quoting critic...
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