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Twentieth-Century Classics and New Technologies of Legibility

Michael T. Gilmore

in Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195157765
eISBN:
9780199787784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157765.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter turns to the 20th century and weighs the response of three canonical novels to the new popularity of ocularcentrism. The texts are Wharton’s Summer, Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and ... More


F. Scott Fitzgerald's Spectroscopic Fiction

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes two different ways in which Fitzgerald's fiction absorbs the influence of photography and film. On one level, particularly evident in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald delights in ... More


Rethinking Post–World War I Classics: Recovering the Historical Context of the Mobilization

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter lays out the book's argument and is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the literary-historical thesis that American modernist fiction by Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and ... More


Hamlet in St. Petersburg, Faust in Great Neck: Dostoyevsky and Scott Fitzgerald

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter first looks at the novel as the epic, noting differences between the two concepts such as: the novel fundamentally “shows” a story rather than “tells” it. Unlike the literature of the ... More


Jay Gatsby, Justice Douglas, and the Significance of Class in American Society

Justin Driver

in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190873455
eISBN:
9780190873486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter juxtaposes the tales of two ambitious men, both born in the American West, who moved east to New York in an effort to make names for themselves during the 1920s. The ambitions of Jay ... More


Partying in The Great Gatsby: Baz Luhrmann’s Audiovisual Sublime

Carol Vernallis

in Indefinite Visions: Cinema and the Attractions of Uncertainty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474407120
eISBN:
9781474434874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407120.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first party sequence in Baz Luhrmann’ s The Great Gatsby (2013) counts as one of the most opulent, densely articulated, and extravagant in film history. On its release critics noted its ‘frenetic ... More


F. Scott Fitzgerald

David A. Rennie

in American Writers and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858812
eISBN:
9780191890918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858812.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter overviews how Fitzgerald’s war writing was refracted through his evolution as a writer, from The Side of Paradise—his chaotic and immature debut novel—through his experimentations with ... More


Twenty-First-Century Readings of Tender is the Night

William Blazek and Laura Rattray (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310713
eISBN:
9781846314308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314308
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Bringing together established Fitzgerald scholars from the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America, this collection offers eleven readings of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1934 novel, Tender is the Night. ... More


Afterword: Racial Capitalism Redux

Camilla Fojas

in Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Postcrisis U.S. popular culture generated stories that put the capitalist social order in question by engaging the dialectics of personhood and dehumanization, normativity and deviance, freedom and ... More


‘Ritz’: The Roof Garden

Robbie Moore

in Hotel Modernity: Corporate Space in Literature and Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474456654
eISBN:
9781399501934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456654.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers interwar New York hotels, the rise of hotel brands and chains, and the Ritz in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fiction. The Ritz was a fiction of global finance: a licensing apparatus ... More


Reorchestrating the Past: Long Songs and Antipodean Relations

Paul Giles

in The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198857723
eISBN:
9780191890352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857723.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Taking its title from Australian novelist Alexis Wright’s description of her novel Carpentaria as a ‘long song, following ancient tradition’, this chapter considers how antipodean relations of place ... More


Coco, Zelda, Sara, Daisy, and Nicole: Accessories For New Ways of Being a Woman

Martha Banta

in Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675784
eISBN:
9781452946337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter explores the accessories to personal existence introduced by Coco Chanel, borne out by the lives shared by Gerald and Sara Murphy, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and the events imbedded ... More


In Praise of Snapshots

Ravi Kanbur

in Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192896858
eISBN:
9780191919138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896858.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conventional justification for moving from income distribution to intergenerational mobility analysis is that the movie encompasses the snapshot and is normatively superior as the basis for ... More


The Novel after the Great War

Paul Giles

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American novels written after World War I. It examines how writers such as Henry James and John Dos Passos highlighted the Great War's violence shaped a new aesthetic world, ... More


“The Three Kings: Hemingway, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald”

Richard Ford

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, the author reflects on how he came to read William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald—whom he describes as the three kings. The author begins by recalling a few ... More


Selling Success: Visual Media and Rhapsody in Blue

Ryan Raul Bañagale

in Arranging Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199978373
eISBN:
9780190201418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978373.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

As an extension of the early cinematic treatment of Rhapsody in Blue in chapter 2, this chapter focuses on film and television encounters with the piece from the last quarter of the twentieth century ... More


Transgression and Redemption in American Fiction

Thomas J. Ferraro

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198863052
eISBN:
9780191895586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863052.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book considers modern American fiction in its own Italianate coloration: the interplay of sex (the red of passion), violence (the black of violence), and sanctity (the gold of redemption). Its ... More


Inequality Matters

Mark Robert Rank, Lawrence M. Eppard, and Heather E. Bullock

in Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190881382
eISBN:
9780190881412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881382.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter 18 begins by examining how much economic inequality exists in the United States. With respect to both income and wealth inequality, the United States has the highest levels of inequality ... More


Carson McCullers’s ‘Look Homeward, Americans’ (1940)

Kathleen Riley

in Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 11 takes a short essay by Carson McCullers as the basis for a discussion of America’s national trait of being ‘homesick most for the places we have never known’. It considers this phenomenon ... More


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