Robert S. Lynd


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professor of sociology at Columbia, with his wife Helen Merrell Lynd (1896–1982) wrote Middletown (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937), comprehensive sociological studies of a small American city (Muncie, Ind.), which she continued in Update: Middletown Families: Fifty Years of Change and Continuity (1982). Middletown, a television series based on the books, was produced in 1982 by Peter Davis, author of the novel Hometown (1982), set in a small Ohio town.

Subjects: Literature.

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