What is a good book or poem that show the shallowness of America?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Life is strange

    The constant struggle

    With all the complexities we have to juggle

    The disdain with pain

    So we take a pill

    “A gram is better than a damn”

    Just chill

    Replace God with empty sensuality

    Forget yourself inside heightened sexuality

    The sly sentiment where once was prayer

    Occasional greeting cards instead of daily care

    Love is a challenge

    Take the dare


  • Tom Wolf: The Bonfire of the Vanities

    John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces

  • Mutly
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    short story written by Ernest Hemingway called " Solider's Home"

    it's about a solider from WWII who enlisted in the Army instead of waiting to be drafted. as a result he gets home after all those that were drafted and the people in his hometown have lost interest in the war and have heard all the soliders' stories that came home after being drafted.

    the main character Harold Krebs comes home but doesn't feel at home anymore. the link below will take you to a "critical analysis" of the story.

    I first read in in college, where I was a cadet at at military school and the professors (in particular the one who assigned it for us to read) didn't like cadets.

  • 1 decade ago

    What Narcissisms Means to Me by Tony Hoagland

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Poisonwood Bible. I don't remember who wrote it, but I think it's by a female author. One of the sisters was really shallow, and it really shows our apathy.

  • 1 decade ago

    The man he killed by Thomas Hardy


    Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud

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