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Religion USA

Alvin Kernan

in The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a satirical story of religion in the USA through the experiences of Somerset Joad. Somerset had always been a sensitive and impressionable youth. Diagnosed at school as having ... More


Virtual America

Alvin Kernan

in The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter paints a satirical picture of television news. It describes the so-called Mordant Principle, “fiction is always superior to fact in every way”, and its scientific testing, of which ... More


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