If I were boss: the early business stories of Sinclair Lewis

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Southern Illinois University Press,
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Anthony Di Renzo makes available for the first time since their original publication some eighty years ago a collection of fifteen of Sinclair Lewis's early business stories. Among Lewis's funniest satires, these stories introduce the characters, themes, and techniques that would evolve into Babbitt. Each selection reflects the commercial culture of Lewis's day, particularly Reason Why advertising, self-help manuals, and the business fiction of the Saturday Evening Post. The stories were published between October 1915 and May 1921 (nine in the Saturday Evening Post, four in Metropolitan Magazine, one in Harper's Magazine, and one in American Magazine). Because some things have not changed in the American workplace since Lewis's day, these highly entertaining and unflinchingly accurate office satires will appeal to the fans of Dilbert and The Drew Carey Show. In a sense, they provide lay readers with an archaeology of white-collar angst and regimentation. The horror and absurdities of contemporary corporate downsizing already existed in the office of the Progressive Era. For an audience contemplating the death of the American middle class, Lewis's stories provide an important retrospective on earlier times and a preliminary autopsy on the American dream. Appearing just in time to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Babbitt, this collection rescues Lewis's best early short fiction from obscurity, provides extensive information about his formative years in advertising and public relations, and analyzes both his genius for marketing and his carefully cultivated persona as the Great Salesman of American letters.
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subject_facet
Business enterprises -- Employees
Business enterprises -- Employees -- Fiction
Business enterprises -- United States -- Employees -- Fiction
Businessmen
Businessmen -- Fiction
Businessmen -- United States -- Fiction
E?tats-Unis -- M?urs et coutumes -- 20e sie?cle -- Romans, nouvelles, etc
Electronic books
Entreprises -- E?tats-Unis -- Personnel -- Romans, nouvelles, etc
Entreprises -- États-Unis -- Personnel -- Romans, nouvelles, etc
États-Unis -- Mœurs et coutumes -- 20e siècle -- Romans, nouvelles, etc
Fiction
Hommes d'affaires -- E?tats-Unis -- Romans, nouvelles, etc
Hommes d'affaires -- États-Unis -- Romans, nouvelles, etc
Manners and customs
United States
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
title_displayIf I were boss : the early business stories of Sinclair Lewis
title_fullIf I were boss : the early business stories of Sinclair Lewis / edited and with an introduction by Anthony Di Renzo
title_shortIf I were boss
title_subthe early business stories of Sinclair Lewis
topic_facetBusiness enterprises
Businessmen
Employees
Entreprises
Hommes d'affaires
M?urs et coutumes
Manners and customs
Mœurs et coutumes
Personnel
Social life and customs