New Essays on The Great Gatsby

New Essays on The Great Gatsby

by Matthew J. Bruccoli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521319633

ISBN-13: 9780521319638

Pub. Date: 10/28/1985

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The introduction to this volume charts the fortunes of The Great Gatsby from its mixed reception and disappointing sales on publication in 1925, through its increasing popularity in the 1940s, to its critical and popular elevation from the standing of an important 'period piece' to that of an undisputed classic of American literature. Of the five essays that follow

Overview

The introduction to this volume charts the fortunes of The Great Gatsby from its mixed reception and disappointing sales on publication in 1925, through its increasing popularity in the 1940s, to its critical and popular elevation from the standing of an important 'period piece' to that of an undisputed classic of American literature. Of the five essays that follow, one traces this revival in greater detail, and another sets the book in the context of the perennial quest for the 'great American novel'. Two other essays examine the central from the perspective of a practising contemporary novelist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521319638
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Series:
American Novel Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; 1. Introduction Matthew J. Bruccoli; 2. Gatsby's long shadow Richard Anderson; 3. Money, love, and aspiration in The Great Gatsby Roger Lewis; 4. The idea of order at West Egg Susan Resneck Parr; 5. The Great Gatsby and the Great American Novel Kenneth E. Eble; 6. Fire and freshness: a matter of style in The Great Gatsby George Garrett; Notes on contributors; Selected bibliography.

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