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Four essays trace the revival of the popularity of this American classic; analyze it in the context of the perennial quest for the great American novel and examine the central themes of love, money, order and illusion in the novel. A final essay focuses on its unique style.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published October 31st 1985 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1985)
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Chandra Kethi-reddy
I was impressed by the presentation of historical context and content in this collection. The professional, well-composed and reasoned essays in this book significantly expanded my understanding of the novel in terms of the way it was shaped by and nested itself into the surrounding culture, as well as stylistic details I had never noticed. There was even this one innovative (to me at least) trick I picked up from one of the essays, where two characters were contrasted by substituting them and d...more
My favorite of the bunch was the Kenneth Eble essay re Great American Novel. I also liked the zest tone of Garrett's closing piece.
Rebecca Dunbar
Excellent! Especially the second essay about Love, Money and Aspiration in The Great Gatsby.
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Matthew Bruccoli was Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and a world-renowned expert on the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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