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F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American scene, Ronald Berman

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F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American scene
Title
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American scene
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Berman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene continues Ronald Berman's lifelong study of the philosophical, intellectual, and political influences on the artistic creations of key early American modernist writers. Each chapter in this volume elaborates on a crucial aspect of F. Scott Fitzgerald's depiction of American society, specifically through the lens of the social sciences that most influenced his writing and thinking. Berman addresses, among other subjects, Fitzgerald's use of philosophy, cultural analyses, and sociology - all enriched by the insights of his own experience living an American life. He was especially interested in how life had changed from 1910 to 1920. Many Americans were unable to navigate between the 1920s and their own memories of a very different world before the Great War; especially Daisy Buchanan who evolves from girlhood (as typified in sentimental novels of the time) to wifehood (as actually experienced in the new decade). There is a profound similarity between what happens to Fitzgerald's characters and what happened to the nation. Berman revisits classics like The Great Gatsby but also looks carefully at Fitzgerland's shorter fictions, analyzing a stimulating spectrum of scholars from more contemporary critics like Thomas Piketty to George Santayana, John Maynard Keynes, John Dewey, and Walter Lippmann. This fascinating addition to F. Scott Fitzgerald scholarship, although broad in its content, is accessible to a wide audience. Scholars and students of Fitzgerald and twentieth-century American literature, as well as dedicated Fitzgerald readers, should find much to enjoy in Berman's take on a long-debated and celebrated author. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berman, Ronald
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.I9
LC item number
Z55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • United States
Label
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American scene, Ronald Berman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [89]-94) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of society -- Something you know about -- The old America -- Complex fortune -- A nice girl from Louisville
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9780817319649
Lccn
2017001117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968690629
  • (OCoLC)ocn968690629
Label
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American scene, Ronald Berman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [89]-94) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The idea of society -- Something you know about -- The old America -- Complex fortune -- A nice girl from Louisville
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9780817319649
Lccn
2017001117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968690629
  • (OCoLC)ocn968690629

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