Economics and Literature Redux: Panics in Fiction

26 October 2006 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

On the heels of these remarks on economic analysis in fiction comes a review of David Zimmerman’s Panic! Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction (University of North Carolina Press, 2006), reviewed by Scott Dalrymple for EH.Net.

In _Panic!_, David Zimmerman, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has chosen a fascinating lens through which to view the phenomenon of bank panics: contemporary novels written in response to the panics. As Zimmerman points out, bank panics left people searching for answers about what had just happened, and why. And as they always do, authors of fiction stepped forward in an attempt to make sense of it all.

See also this discussion on teaching economic history through fiction and narrative.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Business/Economic History, Recommended Reading.

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