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The great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideas, Ronald Berman

Label
The great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideas
Title
The great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideas
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Berman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's World of Ideas focuses on F. Scott Fitzgerald and the prevailing ideas and values that permeated American society in the late teens and early twenties, providing a vivid portrait of the intellectual and cultural milieu in which The Great Gatsby was produced. This new and original reading of Gatsby discloses Fitzgerald's remarkable awareness of the issues of his time and his debt to such philosophers and critics as William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, Walter Lippman, H.L. Mencken, and Edmund Wilson. Berman's fresh approach considers the meaning of various ideas important to the novel: for example, those moral qualities governing both social and individual life. Berman's reading of the text reveals extraordinary emphases on matters that could productively be described as philosophicalthe nature of friendship, love, and the good life. But the text of the novel has many echoes, and the same concern with moral issues - especially those issues affecting democratic life - can be found in a number of other texts of the first quarter of the century. Vigorously debated throughout Fitzgerald's own lifetime, these texts shed a completely new light on the idealism of The Great Gatsby and on the penetrating view it has of life in a new form of American democracy. Ronald Berman, noted Fitzgerald scholar, makes it clear that accepted interpretations of The Great Gatsby and of Fitzgerald's work in general must be changed. Berman demonstrates that Fitzgerald wrote within a vast dialectic, relating the ideas of the twenties to those of the "old America" described in so many of his works. Gatsby, Nick Carraway, and the other characters of Fitzgerald's greatest novel all have to consider not only their relationship to the present but also their distance from what was once a highly meaningful past
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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
G823 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott <1896-1940> - (Francis Scott) - Pensée politique et sociale
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott <1896-1940> - (Francis Scott) - Philosophie
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott <1896-1940> / Great Gatsby
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, Francis Scott
  • Fitzgerald, Francis Scott
  • Literature and society
  • Social values in literature
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Littérature et société
  • Philosophie dans la littérature
  • Valeurs sociales dans la littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Valeurs sociales dans la littérature
  • Philosophie dans la littérature
  • Literature and society
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Social values in literature
  • United States
  • The great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  • Sociale waarden
  • Weltanschauung
  • Weltanschauung
Label
The great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideas, Ronald Berman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) 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
  • 5.
  • Individualism reconsidered
  • 6.
  • Energies
  • 7.
  • Belief and will
  • 8.
  • Ruins and order
  • 1.
  • Old values and new times
  • 2.
  • Demos
  • 3.
  • Community and crowd
  • 4.
  • Mixed democracy
Control code
ocm35762713
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780817308698
Lccn
96045287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35762713
  • (OCoLC)35762713
Label
The great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideas, Ronald Berman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) 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
  • 5.
  • Individualism reconsidered
  • 6.
  • Energies
  • 7.
  • Belief and will
  • 8.
  • Ruins and order
  • 1.
  • Old values and new times
  • 2.
  • Demos
  • 3.
  • Community and crowd
  • 4.
  • Mixed democracy
Control code
ocm35762713
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780817308698
Lccn
96045287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35762713
  • (OCoLC)35762713

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