31. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the Myth of the Land

  1. Alfred Bendixen
  1. Richard Lehan

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118384329.ch31

A Companion to the American Novel

A Companion to the American Novel

How to Cite

Lehan, R. (2012) Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the Myth of the Land, in A Companion to the American Novel (ed A. Bendixen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118384329.ch31

Editor Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

Author Information

  1. UCLA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101196

Online ISBN: 9781118384329

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Keywords:

  • Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the myth of the land;
  • The Great Gatsby, the attempt to say something new, seeming self-defeating;
  • Fitzgerald, relating his story at a time, of America in the Great Divide;
  • The Great Gatsby, the difference between the East and the West;
  • Gatsby as the dreamer, the drunken woman in Nick's reverie;
  • myth of the land, that Fitzgerald transforms in his novel, resonating his own;
  • Fitzgerald's novel, turning mythic reality upside down;
  • pursuit of an Enlightenment dream, Gatsby, close to fulfilling the dream

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading