F. Scott Fitzgeralds "The Great Gatsby" und der "American Dream"

Author: Christoph Dähling

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640987314

Category:

Page: 52

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Universitat Trier (Fachbereich Anglistik), Veranstaltung: The Functions of Narratives in Cultural Studies- A Survey of Theories, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit geht der Frage nach, inwiefern der Roman "Der grosse Gatsby" eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem "Amerikanischen Traum" darstellt. Die Arbeit setzt sich mit dem Begriff und dem Spannungsfeld Protagonisten-Symbole auseinander

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743246392

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 8160

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Der große Gatsby

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159613437

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3657

F. Scott Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk von 1925 ist eine der großen Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur. Jay Gatsby, durch dubiose Geschäfte zum Millionär geworden, gibt in seiner Villa auf Long Island glanzvolle Partys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft. Er selber aber träumt davon, die Vergangenheit wiederzubeleben und seine große Liebe zurückzugewinnen. Doch die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit endet tragisch.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260414

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 1208

Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

The Great Gatsby

Textbook

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783425048505

Category:

Page: 164

View: 5146

F. Scott Fitzgerald's the Great Gatsby

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143813276X

Category:

Page: 191

View: 9456

Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Fitzgerald's story of the love between wealthy Jay Gatsby and the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114540

Category: Electronic books

Page: 145

View: 694

Discusses the characters, plot, and writing of The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

A Contextualised Analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Beautiful and Damned' and 'This Side of Paradise'

Author: Piers Henriques

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640976193

Category:

Page: 28

View: 5879

Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: Distinction, City of Bath College, language: English, abstract: Francis Scott Fitzgerald is now considered to be one of the seminal figureheads for contemporary American literature. He inspired contemporaries around him such as Ernest Hemingway, T.S Eliot and later would be revered by 20th and 21st century writers, such as Hunter S. Thompson: who once claimed that to learn to use a typewriter, he would retype the Great Gatsby over and over. He brought life to the self coined "Jazz Age" of writers; and with this, he brought a voice to a nation writing their own, comparably short, artistic histories. Fitzgerald would never know of his posthumous wealth of success, and, during his transient life, he had a tortuous relationship with his public persona, those around him and the influence that alcohol had on his life. These things indelibly marked most of his writings, and can be clearly seen in many aspects of his novels. This paper will identify and analyse the transcriptions, of the man behind the exquisite writing style, and bring light to the greater meanings that can be found within his first three novels: This Side of Paradise (1920), Beautiful and Damned (1922) and Great Gatsby (1925).

Understanding The Great Gatsby

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Dalton Gross,MaryJean Gross

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

View: 1212

The only companion to The Great Gatsby to provide a rich collection of primary documents that illuminates its historical, social and cultural context.

New Essays on The Great Gatsby

Author: Matthew J. Bruccoli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

View: 8598

Describes the novel's publication history and initial critical reception, and discusses Gatsby's themes, style, and place in American literature

Critical Studies

The Great Gatsby

Author: Kathleen Parkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 1443

Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American dream.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Fitzgerald, Francis Scott

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1772468495

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 8335

The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding theAmerican Dream. Fitzgerald—inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's north shore—began planning the novel in 1920, desiring to produce, in his words, "something new—something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." Progress was slow, with Fitzgerald completing his first draft following a move to the French Riviera after six months. His editor, Maxwell Perkins, felt the book was too vague and convinced the author to revise over the next winter. Fitzgerald was repeatedly ambivalent about the book's title and he considered a variety of alternatives, including titles that referenced the Roman character Trimalchio; the title he was last documented to have desired was Under the Red, White, and Blue.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Virginia Lee

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1875882081

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 2258

Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521402309

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 9981

Background information accompanies the story of a young man, newly rich, who tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married

The Great Gatsby

Study Guide

Author: Total Class Notes

Publisher: Total Class Notes

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 25

View: 3485

Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Trimalchio

An Early Version of 'The Great Gatsby'

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521890472

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 2947

Presents the complete text of the early version of "The Great Gatsby" along with a history of the work, explanatory notes, and a record of variants.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby/Tender is the Night

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0230346731

Category:

Page: 240

View: 6430

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The great Gatsby

Author: Kathleen Parkinson

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9567

Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American dream.

The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

Author: Sandra Kochan

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638793923

Category:

Page: 28

View: 3407

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Constance (Uni), course: American Literature and Culture, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the end of the Second World War the United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world. American power has included cultural power. Writing or talking about America means invoking the American Dream, which remains a major element of the national identity. The American Dream encompasses the myth of America: a myth defined by another familiar phrase - the New World. In its origins, America was conceived of as a new world, a new beginning, a second chance. The contrast of course was with Europe - the Old World - characterized by tyranny, corruption, and social divisions. The American Constitution guaranteed all Americans "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This is the heart of the American Dream. People believed that the American dream was, from the beginning, part and parcel of American history, culture and language, including the early colonial period. "America was born out of a dream." But the American Dream has come to mean at a popular level. It is to go to the West and become a millionaire. The American dream is conceived of in terms of success and of material success in particular: getting rich quick is what it is all about. But in its true sense it has never been limited to material success alone. So what do we actually understand under the term "American Dream" and what is the origin of this phrase? When did it first appear in the language? And how has the phrase itself evolved over time? Only during the time of political and cultural upheaval could the concept of the American Dream enter the national lexicon. The true origin of the phrase was first mentioned in 1931, by a middlebrow historian James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America. In this book, the phrase appears for the first time

The Great Gatsby and Modern Times

Author: Ronald Berman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 4210

Using editorials, columns, advertisements, silent film, architecture, and photography, this title develops the theme of modern consciousness.