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Critical Studies: The Great Gatsby

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Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the jazz age firmly in the context of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to F. Scott Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American Dream.

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Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the jazz age firmly in the context of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to F. Scott Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American Dream.

Table of Contents

The Great Gatsby 1. The Great Gatsby: A Novel of the 1920s

The Jazz

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140771978
Author:
Parkinson, Kathleen
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Essay by:
Parkinson, Kathleen
Essay:
Parkinson, Kathleen
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Author:
Parkinson, Kathleen
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Critical Studies
Series Volume:
1749
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the jazz age firmly in the context of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to F. Scott Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American Dream.

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