Babbitt

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  • Title: Babbitt
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    • Lyn says:

      It always amazes me how human nature does not change. This book was written in and about the 1920's but except for some anachronistic language, could have been written today. This was also a fun glimpse at Prohibition era America. Lewis was spot on in many of his characterizations and was an astute observer of human nature.This should be on a list of books that everyone should read.

    • BlackOxford says:

      The Success of FailureBabbitt is perhaps the first comic novel of mid-life crisis. It shows Lewis at his most Dickens-like, creating prototypical American characters that live on in cultural mythology. The issue is this: How does an imperfect male human being, knowing his flaws only too well, make his way in an equally flawed society - without sacrificing either his own integrity or his ability to participate in that society? Lewis answer: Essentially he can't. Everything is irrational compromis [...]

    • Richard Derus says:

      Book Circle Reads 55Rating: 4* of fiveThe Publisher Says: Prosperous and socially prominent, George Babbitt appears to have everything. But when a personal crisis forces the middle-aged real estate agent to reexamine his life, Babbitt mounts a rebellion that jeopardizes everything he values. Widely considered Sinclair Lewis' greatest novel, this satire remains an ever-relevant tale of an individual caught in the machinery of modern life.An even better sales copy is on the Buns and Nubile edition [...]

    • Viola says:

      Given that Babbitt was published in 1922, I expected to travel back in time and experience life of the 1920s. I expected to be transported to a different era. I expected to be greeted by a foreign world. And, instead, I mostly felt firmly planted in modern day. Yes, it is true that the language and manner of speaking is different. It’s “by golly” this and “by gosh” that. But, the themes and all of the satire still speak to the human experience of modern day. And in that way, I found th [...]

    • عبدالله ناصر says:

      من الروايات الكلاسيكية العظيمة جداً بترجمة رصينة وقديرة وروح ساخرة. لا أتذكر رواية انتقدت الرأسمالية الأمريكية وعرتها كهذه الرواية. توصية

    • فهد الفهد says:

      بابت عندما قطعت جائزة نوبل للأدب 1930 م المحيط للمرة الأولى لتذهب لكاتب من العالم الجديد - الأمريكي (سنكلير لويس) – بررت الأكاديمية السويدية هذا الاختيار لسنكلير لويس بأنه لـ"وصفه القوي والتصويري، وقدرته على خلق نوع جديد من الشخصيات بكل طرافة وخفة ظل". كان هذا الوصف دقيقاً جداً [...]

    • TAM •' says:

      ||-جورج ف. بابت رجل أمريكي في منتصف العُمر، وكيل عقاري ناجح، يعيش في بلدة صغيرة تُدعى "زينيث"، في منزل مزّود بأحدث التقنيات، متزوج وله ولد وابنتان، ينتمي لعدد من المؤسسات والنوادي الاجتماعية -عادة ما تحدد آرائه وأفكاره-، يزور الكنيسة، يلعب الغُولف، ببساطة يعيش حياة الأمريكي ا [...]

    • Abeer Saleh says:

      ماذا يعني أن تكون ناجحًا في عملك, تجني الكثير من المال, تملك منزلاً عصريًا على أحدث طراز, وسيارة جيدة لامعة, وبصحة سليمة, برفقة عائلة يتمنى الكثير مثلها, وعلاقات اجتماعية مميزة مع مستويات مختلفة, ومناصب عديدة تتقلدها, صحف تتغنى بذكائك, وأماكن لا يستطيع الدخول إليها إلا علية ال [...]

    • Fatema Hassan , bahrain says:

      سنكلير لويس مسرحي و روائي أمريكي يستحق أن توطّد صداقتك كقارئ به، بما إني شاهدت فيلم " إيلمر غانتري" و هو مقتبس عن رواية ل سنكلير لويس، من بطولة عمالقة هوليوود بيرت لانكستر و جيين سايمونز وهو فيلم أبدع فيه سنكلير لويس متناولاً الجدلية الدينية و الصحوة الإيمانية التي تفشت في ذل [...]

    • Ahmad Sharabiani says:

      722. Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951)This satire of the American social landscape created a sensation upon its 1922 publication. Babbitt's name became an instant and enduring synonym for middle-class complacency, and his story remains an ever-relevant tale of an individual caught in the machinery of modern life.ببیت - سینکلر لوییس (نیلوفر، چشمه) ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و ششم ماه می سال 1990 میلادیعنوان: ب [...]

    • Ryan Holiday says:

      I don't think there was anyone in the 1920s who would have believed that this book would be completely forgotten. By all accounts, it was destined to be a classic critical novel of the American experience. You can't read anything about the '20s and '30s that doesn't comment on Babbitt (sold 130,000 copies its first year, HL Mecken loved it, it won Lewis a Nobel Prize). Calling someone a "Babbitt" was considered an insult and the phrase became a constant topic of conversation in the media and lit [...]

    • Annelies says:

      How I loved reading this book! The humoresque style in which it is told. It' a twenties story but actually very actual about a middleclass estate agent who is confronted with midlife crisis and something as a burnout. He wants to be popular, wants to do everything for it. His social staus is very important for him and his wife. But he climbs high and falls low and then understands that only self-relevation is the answer to life. The book never becomes dull. You have to laugh with Babbitt's tryin [...]

    • Nancy Oakes says:

      Actually, I read this as part of a self-oriented challenge to read a few of the "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die" list; like the ones I've chosen so far it turned out to be a fine novel, one with more than a lot of relevance to our modern world considering it was written in the 1920s. George F. Babbitt is a real estate agent in Zenith, a Midwestern city of of "towers of steel and cement and limestone" where the population has grown to "practically 362,000." While anyone visiting its busi [...]

    • Wastrel says:

      The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - formerly the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel - has long been one of the most respectable and important accolades in American literature. It is, as we all know, awarded to the greatest literature (in the eyes of the jury) produced by an American author in the preceding year. Always has been. But the definition of great literature has changed a little over time, not just when it comes to vague perceptions, but even as regards explicit definitions. For example, in the [...]

    • K Alkaabi says:

      لا تسمح للأسرة بأن تخيفك. لا، ولا تسمح لزينيث كلها بأن تخيفك. لا تسمح لنفسك بأن تخيفك أيضاً، مثلما فعلت أنا. انطلق يا صاحبي! إن العالم كله أمامك! هكذا استيقظ بابت من غفلته! هكذا خلّف وراءه "رجال بابت" بابت السمسار العقاري ! الخطيب الواعظ الغني المترفع صاحب الحق دائماً ، صاحب الح [...]

    • Maryem Saadouni says:

      جورج ف. بابت سمسار عقارات ناجح ، زوج وأب لثلاثة أولاد محبين ،يملك بيتا وسيارة فارهين ،ويكسب أكثر من ثمانية ألاف دولار سنويا (كان يعتبر هذا المبلغ كبيرا في العشرينيات)، منتسب الى اهم نوادي المدينة ، خطيب مفوه في الحفلات الكبيرة وداعم كبير لكنيسة عريقةلكن مهلا رغم كل هذا لما يح [...]

    • C C says:

      What pants should I wear to the US Open, I ask myself, anxiously, at seven in the morning, while guests of mine sleep on our threadbare black futon in our hot, cramped living room. Should I wear the chinos? I didn't even know they were called "chinos" until my girlfriend, sleeping in the bed I am pacing next to, told me they were called chinos. The chinos are off-white. Are all chinos off-white? Are there green chinos? White pants are risky. Is wearing white classy or fruity? Both? Isn't there a [...]

    • Khulood Khalid says:

      مرحبا بابِت مضت قرابة العشرون ساعة منذ اخر مره سمعت فيها صوتك نعم لقد كنت اسمع صوتك فأنا لم اشعر بأن ما قرأته رواية من نسج خيال كاتب شعرت انها مذكراتك ياجورجي ،اعتدت عليكي ياجورج ف.بابت فقل لي ياعزيزي كيف لي ان استمر دونك ، أتعلم احببت تينكا الصغيره اللطيفه التي لم تحدثني عنها [...]

    • Andy says:

      I think I may have read a short story or two by Sinclair Lewis during high school or early college, but if I did I don't remember it. Lewis was never one of the early modern American writers that I was very curious about, and so when Anna gave me a copy of Babbitt that she bought at some discount book sale, along with several other books, for my birthday I was maybe least excited about Babbitt (among that group of books)--knew nothing about it, really, aside from having heard of it before. Maybe [...]

    • بثينة الإبراهيم says:

      قبل أن أقرأها، كنت أظن العنوان هو Puppit بمعنى الدمية، خاصة أن الغلاف يوحي بذلك إذ رسمت صورة للبطل بزنبرك من الخلف كأن هناك ما/ من يحركه، ثم تبين لي أن هذا اسم البطل جورج بابت Babbit، سمسار العقارات والخطيب المفوّه! لكن التفسير الأول (الدمية) لا يبدو بعيدًا أو خياليًا، خاصة إن ما يحك [...]

    • Mariam Hamad says:

      يجب أن أعترف بدايةً أنني عندما ألقيت نظرة أولى على الرواية والملخص المذكور في صفحة الكتاب بنادي أصدقاء نوبل لم أشعر بالحماس، وكون النسخة المتوفرة إلكترونية كاد أن يجعلني أتراجع عن قراءتها، لكن ها أنا قد أنهيتها بنظرة مختلفة كلياً عما قبل قراءتي لها. الترجمة جيدة جداً، خالية [...]

    • Chloe says:

      Oh the pain of suburban ennui! It really and truly sucks when you do everything everyone always tells you will make you happy and then you realize that you're dissatisfied with the world. Poor Georgie Babbitt or not.This is an early entry in the genre that has been driven into the ground by things like American Beauty, Norman Mailer's An American Dream and Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho. Middle-aged realtor and pillar of the community, George Babbitt, is an up-and-comer. He says all the righ [...]

    • Gray Side says:

      بابِت يتبنى الاعجاب الدائم بشخصيته ومعجزات أفكاره ، يرى أن السمسارالعقاري يتفوق على الكاتب والأستاذ الجامعي ؛ لأنه اللبنة الأولى في بناء أي مجتمع حضاري، يتأمل ارتفاع البنايات وانعكاس أشعة الشمس عليها كأشجار أسمنتية تملأ فراغه الروحي، ولكن هذا الفراغ يطلب أكثر من امتيازات [...]

    • غيث حسن says:

      سنكلير لويس روائي أمريكي ولد عام 1885 وتوفي في روما عام 1951 اشتهر بأعماله التي تنقد الحياة الاجتماعية في أمريكا، وفِي عام 1930 نال جائزة نوبل للآداب وكانت تلك المرة الأولى التي تُمنح فيها الجائزة لأديب من غير الأدباء الأوروبين، وقد بررت الأكاديمية السويدية اختيارها لسنكلير لويس [...]

    • Shaima Faisal says:

      "Same with you. All we do is cut each other's throats and make the public pay for it."“Babbitt” is a novel written by the American novelist Sinclair Lewis and was first published in 1922. It follows the story of the Babbitt family, specially George F. Babbitt, who lives in the city of Zenith, among a majority of middle-class Americans who aspire to live by certain standards that determine their social worthiness.Lewis tried through the character of George F. Babbitt to criticize the social l [...]

    • Abeer Al-yosufi says:

      لا تسمح لنفسك أن تخيفك ❤️

    • Duffy Pratt says:

      I rarely change my mind about a book based on the way it ends. With this book, I make an exception. I went through various phases with this book. To start, it seemed like a fun satire of one of the most shallow characters imaginable. George Babbit is a real estate man, utterly conventional, and without a thought or opinion of his own. He defines himself by the products he buys. He doesn't know what to think about something unless he's read the opinion in the editorials (conservative, of course). [...]

    • Josh says:

      This book is conflicting me. What is this a satire of? Your average, shallow, 1920's business-man? Or is George F. Babbitt merely a straw man for every Republican and Christian that dare disagree with or do wrong to ol' Sinclair?I wouldn't say Babbitt is merely a straw man; he is a very well-rounded character, very realistic and relatable at times, and occasionally put in a sympathetic light. But I was reminded too often that he is just a character, as he suddenly pulls a "DIE SOCIALIST DIE"/"Th [...]

    • Candle says:

      رواية بابت الصادرة في عام 1922 للكاتب الأمريكي سنكلير لويس الحاصل على جائزة نوبل ،تدور الرواية حول جورج بابت سمسار عقاري بارز ينتمي لأبناء الطبقة الوسطى في مدينة " زينث" الذي يمضي طيلة حياته باحثاً عن ذاته ورغباته التي سلبتها منه تلك الحياة الكئيبة والمملة ، لقد إستطاع الكاتب [...]

    • Jon(athan) Nakapalau says:

      Babbitt reminds me of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb - we spin a cocoon of "becoming" around ourselves and go about our lifebut as time goes by the cocoon is not transformative, but binding. At some point in everyone's life the cocoon of what we wanted to "become" becomes the web that traps who we "are". For most of us 'Comfortably Numb' sneaks up through the decades; only then do we realize our "butterfly summer" passed by us long ago.

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