Carol Kennicott's dilemma

  title={Carol Kennicott's dilemma},
  author={Miroslav Kruk},
  journal={The Australian Library Journal},
  pages={48 - 56}
  • Miroslav Kruk
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • The Australian Library Journal
Sinclair Lewis's novel Main Street can be used as the point of departure for an examination of the dilemmas existing in modern librarianship. Its heroine, a librarian, seeks answers to the question of what public libraries are for. Her quest has broader connotations and is related to a question of what societies are for. The US is an interesting case in this regard because of the operation of two forces, Puritanism and the Enlightenment, shaping its destiny. Unlike the US, Australia has not… Expand


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