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Just as he was an Elk, a Booster, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce, just as the priests of the Presbyterian Church determined his every religious belief and the senators who controlled the Republican Party decided in little smoky rooms in Washington what he should think about disarmament, tariff, and Germany so did the large national advertisers fix the surface of his life, fix what he believed to be his individuality. These standard advertised wares--toothpastes, socks, tires, cameras, instantaneous hot-water heaters--were his symbols and proofs of excellence; at first sight the signs, then the substitutes, for joy and passion and wisdom.

This quote, which decried America's fascination with materialism, was written by which 1920s author?


Sinclair Lewis - Babbitt.


F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby.


Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises.


Aldous Huxley - Brave New World.


Erich Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front.

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