She only wrote two novels, but they establish her as the chronicler of an ossified generation unable to move forward in life.
Although it makes no sense, this simplistic line has been repeated ad nauseam until it has ossified into accepted fact.
Who would you think more likely to reform an ossified economic system?
ossify os·si·fy (ŏs'ə-fī')
v. os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing, os·si·fies
To change into bone.
Drunk; stoned (1901+)