The Magnificent Ambersons is a novel that can—and should—be taken on its own terms. While progress in the novel is widely shorthanded as industrialization, it is specifically pegged to a single technology: the rise, and eventual supremacy, of the automobile.
Elizebeth Minkel is a fan culture journalist whose writing has appeared in New Statesman, The Millions, The Guardian, and The New Yorker. She co-hosts the podcast “Fansplaining,” and works on digital projects for The New Yorker. Minkel received her MA in the digital humanities from University College London.
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“The Common Reader,” Washington University in St. Louis’s Journal of the Essay, explores life and learning during the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.