Gatsby's Pristine Dream: The Diminishment of the Self-Made Man in the Tribal Twenties

Decker, Jeffrey Louis
September 1994
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall94, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p52
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Studies Scott F. Fitzgerald's novel `The Great Gatsby' as a representation of the decline of the national myth of the white Anglo-Saxon self-made man during the 1920s. Fitzgerald's familiarity with the grammar of nativism; Popularity of Nordicism in America following World War I; Resilience of the color line during the period; Relation between nativism and the color line.


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