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F. Scott Fitzgerald's racial angles and the business of literary greatness, Michael Nowlin

Label
F. Scott Fitzgerald's racial angles and the business of literary greatness
Title
F. Scott Fitzgerald's racial angles and the business of literary greatness
Statement of responsibility
Michael Nowlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book charts Fitzgerald's use of racial stereotypes to encode the dual nature of his literary ambition: his desire to be on the one hand a popular American entertainer, and on the other to make his mark among the elite members of an international literary field. Taking his cue from some under-appreciated stories, Michael Nowlin argues that Fitzgerald's early use of tropes from blackface minstrelsy anticipated his race-inflected treatment of divided artist figures in the major novels from The Beautiful and Damned to the unfinished The Love of the Last Tycoon. At issue in all these novels, both formally and thematically, is the dynamic state of the modern, multi-faceted, and ethnically diverse American cultural field Fitzgerald was constantly re-negotiating in order to meet his goal of long-term literary success."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Nowlin, Michael Everett
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
American literature readings in the 21st century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, Francis Scott
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Authorship
  • Popular culture
Label
F. Scott Fitzgerald's racial angles and the business of literary greatness, Michael Nowlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : F. Scott Fitzgerald, "the cultural world," and the lure of the American scene.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • racial make-up of the entertainer in two early post stories.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Early success, holy irony, and the cultural field of The beautiful and damned.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • "Trashy imaginings" and the "greatness" of The great Gatsby.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • "The model for the age" : the distinction of Tender is the night.
  • p. 85
  • 5.
  • "A Gentile's tragedy" : bearing the word about Hollywood in The love of the last tycoon.
  • p. 123
  • Conclusion : "Dearly beloved" and the black face of Fitzgerald's ambition.
  • p. 151
Control code
982007060031
Dimensions
22cm.
Extent
xii, 201p.,
Isbn
9781403976710
Lccn
2007060031
Label
F. Scott Fitzgerald's racial angles and the business of literary greatness, Michael Nowlin
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : F. Scott Fitzgerald, "the cultural world," and the lure of the American scene.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • racial make-up of the entertainer in two early post stories.
  • p. 19
  • 2.
  • Early success, holy irony, and the cultural field of The beautiful and damned.
  • p. 35
  • 3.
  • "Trashy imaginings" and the "greatness" of The great Gatsby.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • "The model for the age" : the distinction of Tender is the night.
  • p. 85
  • 5.
  • "A Gentile's tragedy" : bearing the word about Hollywood in The love of the last tycoon.
  • p. 123
  • Conclusion : "Dearly beloved" and the black face of Fitzgerald's ambition.
  • p. 151
Control code
982007060031
Dimensions
22cm.
Extent
xii, 201p.,
Isbn
9781403976710
Lccn
2007060031

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