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Ronald Berman, The Great Gatsby and Modern Times, University of Illinois Press, 1994 → Places the novel in the context of its time and place Harold Bloom, ed., F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Modern Critical Interpretations, Chelsea House, 1986… Continue Reading
http://blog.wordnik.com/the-language-of-the-1920s-more-than-the-bees-knees No doubt: the 1920s were the bee’s knees. But the ads banking on the latest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby would have you believe the Jazz Age was all about flappers, fashion, and parties. It was more… Continue Reading
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017pz6yReally interesting discussion on Gatsby with some top academics.
Critics of Scott Fitzgerald lend to agree that The Great Gatsby is somehow a commentary on that elusive phrase, the American dream. The assumption seems to be that Fitzgerald approved. On the contrary, it can be shown that The Great… Continue Reading
F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel set amid the riotous frivolity of the jazz age defines the American psyche, says author Jay McInerney http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jun/10/great-gatsby-fitzgerald-jay-mcinerney