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  • Adam Gopnik: A new book surveys the Great American Novel.
    When Theodore Dreiser wrote “An American Tragedy,” in 1925, he meant that “American” to give some dignity to a sordid murder story. But sometime in the past forty years the sordidness got the upper hand over the adjective: “American Graffiti,” “American Gigolo,” . . . (Subscription required.)
    April 14, 2014 - The New Yorker
  • Editorial: Dangers of High-Frequency Trading
    In The Financier, his great novel of American capitalism, Theodore Dreiser describes the thinking of his hero, Frank Cowperwood, who exploited banks, the state and investors. It isn’t wise to steal outright, Cowperwood concludes; that would be wrong.
    April 14, 2014 - Valley News

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