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Author Beuka, Robert, 1965-

Title American icon : Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby in critical and cultural context / Robert Beuka
Published Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 162 pages)
Series Studies in American literature and culture : literary criticism in perspective
Studies in American literature and culture. Literary criticism in perspective.
Contents A book of the season only : early reactions to The great Gatsby -- A green light : the "Fitzgerald revival" and the making of a masterpiece, 1940-59 -- The Gatsby industry : tracing patterns and pushing boundaries in the criticism of the sixties and seventies -- Gatsby, in theory (and out) : new paradigms in the eighties and nineties -- Twenty-first century G : The great Gatsby as cultural icon
Summary Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' is widely seen as the quintessential "great American novel," and the extensive criticism on the work bears out its significance in American letters. 'American Icon' traces its reception and its rise to canonical status in American literature, popular culture, and educational experience. It focuses on how and why the novel, after very mixed initial reviews and having been virtually forgotten by the time of Fitzgerald's death in 1940, came to be considered a masterpiece that has become part of the fabric of American culture in a way that few other works
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Great Gatsby.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1571138153 (electronic bk.)
9781571138156 (electronic bk.)