Cover of the book “El somni americà” by Norbert Bilbeny

The American Dream. A Berkeley Journal

This is the journal of a Catalan professor during his visiting scholarship in Berkeley in 1997. Its pages are written under the impact of being discovering the cultural and the every day Californian life still in the Clinton era. The journal combines personal and folk anecdotes and chronicles shaped in the way of summarizing reflections. The author also compares the nowadays Berkeley with that of 1960 decade, when riots, flower-power fashion and critique distinguished the campus. In fact, Bilbeny dares to discuss in outline the main contrasts between the North American and the European mind.