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Topic: The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

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Subject: The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Date Posted: 5/16/2014 7:40 AM ET
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first published in 1955 this book is old enough to be a classic. I wonder if this book is read in college courses. might be literature or maybe sociology.

Date Posted: 5/16/2014 12:29 PM ET
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Seems no lack of profs using it in their courses, to list only five below........

In an undergrad history class: click here and here too.

In an undergrad American Studies class: click here.

In an undergrad Lit & Culture class: click here.

And an English course: click here.

Date Posted: 5/16/2014 12:42 PM ET
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I haven't read The Corrections by J Franzen but it seems to be mentioned in connection with The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. I guess they cover some of the same ground. The new edition of TMITGFS has an introduction by Franzen.

Date Posted: 5/16/2014 11:48 PM ET
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This book has been on my TBR list for years. I never run across it, though. I'll try harder!

                                                                                                   Rose

Date Posted: 5/17/2014 7:00 AM ET
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if you look carefully you can find the movie on youtube. If you haven't read the book you won't be able to tell if the movie follows the book or not. But the movie is pretty good. Lots of stars in the movie. Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones. Fredrick March. Lee J Cobb.