Major publications include Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression (W.W. Norton, 2009; paper back, 2010). The book received the 2010 Ambassador Book Award in American Studies from the English--Speaking Union, and it was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. A Mirror in the Roadway: Literature and the Real World, Princeton University Press, 2005; Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970, Harvard University Press, 2002, Double Agent: The Critic and Society (Oxford University Press, 1992, and Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties, New York: Basic Books, 1977; Rpt. (revised) Penguin Books, 1989, nominated for National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, 1977, in paperback by Penguin (1989), Harvard (1997), and Norton (coming out in 2015). Norton will also publish my memoir titled Why Not Say What Happened: A Sentimental Education (February, 2015). Specializations: American Cinema; Film Theory; and Criticism.