Addressed how the idea of the American dream has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures. Includes concise synopses of plot, discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance, and excerpted criticism.
Call Number: PS3511.I9 G845 2010 (print and ebook)
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
This title contains in-depth critical discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Representing a variety of critical approaches and edited by one of the leading critics on 20th Century American literature, this collection focuses on one of the most widely taught works of American literature. The critical viewpoints presented in the volume cover a wide array of topics from issues of race in the novel to individual character studies. The Editor's Introduction explores the deceptive simplicity of the plot and the complex underpinnings of what makes the novel a true masterpiece.
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