Greatest depictions of American boredom?
April 29, 2010 2:35 PM Subscribe
Most compelling literary depictions of twentieth-century American boredom
posted by southvie to media & arts (41 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a Eng. Lit. paper about boredom, specifically American post-war ennui. I have a few ideas for primary sources, and lots of critical secondary sources, but feeling a bit uncertain as to how well they work. Essentially the argument (still coming together) goes that several factors -- i.e., a post-war economic boom, new technologies, Cold War anxiety -- conspired to create a new atmosphere of boredom and restlessness in the US.
Any great suggestions for depictions (preferably novels, though stories, poems, films, other narrative forms) of a uniquely mid-century American form of boredom?