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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 June 10th 2002 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
Brian
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 Joseph Bruccoli was an American professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He was the preeminent expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald. He also wrote about writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe and John O'Hara, and was editor of the 'Dictionary of Literary Biography'.

Bruccoli's interest in Fitzgerald began in 1947 when he heard a radio broadcast of Fitzgerald's short story
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