Enchanted Places: The Use of Setting in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Fiction

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Greenwood Press, 1997 - Počet stran: 193
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Most of Fitzgerald's novels and stories start as a romance of love or a fantasy of extravagant glamour, but as the settings and the interplay between characters and the places they live are carefully examined, an emblem-like quality is discovered in their deceptively simple configuration. The first full-length study of Fitzgerald's unparalleled representation of Jazz Age America, this book analyzes an essential, but relatively uncultivated part of the artistry in Fitzgerald's fiction: his use of domestic and urban settings. Fitzgerald's use of these settings as a rich source of imagery objectifies social trends and individual desires. Each setting is no longer just a locale, or a site for a story's action, but a sophisticated device, an integral part of the story designed to convey a unique vision of life in a profound way. Such parabolic quality, the author argues, gives Fitzgerald's fiction enormous possibilities of temporal span and multiple situations, as well as a microcosmic capacity for containing the complexities of reality.

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A Showcase of Human Experience
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Midamerica, Svazky 24–26

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AIPING ZHANG is Assistant Professor of English at California State University at Chico. He has published articles on Mark Twain and Fitzgerald, and contributed to anthologies and reference books. Zhang currently teaches courses in American literature and multiculturalism.

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