research product . 2016

A Dualistic Approach to The Great Gatsby: Internal and External Perspectives

Engrose, Felix Kevin; Clausen, Thomas Wolff;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
This project examines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby and the historical, cultural, and societal periods surrounding, following its publication on April 10, 1925. Specifically, the Roaring Twenties (1920-29), the Great Depression (1929-39), and World War II (1939-45), in light of the wonder that it started out with lackluster reviews and only meager sales but later rose to international fame and popularity as the literary phenomenon we know today, all within the span of this specific generation. Applying a dualistic approach to the analysis, the project seeks to both study the literature and the culture, by introducing two different but complementin...
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free text keywords: Cultural analysis, The Great Gatsby, Literary analysis, Society, Roaring Twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald, History, Great Depression, World War II
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