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The green light at the end of Daisy Buchanan's dock, the orgastic future, are
Fitzgerald's images of the American Dream that lures and recedes. The Dream,
which is still one of the most potent myths in the American mind, is impossible of ...
As Lionel Trilling has said : ' Gatsby, divided between power and dream, comes
inevitably to stand for America itself. Ours is the only nation that prides itself upon
a dream and gives its name to one Clearly it is Fitzgerald's intention that our ...
Of Mice and Men is a pathetic story of human beings at what is almost the lowest
level of articulateness, to be distinguished from animals mainly, perhaps, by their
capacity to dream, though what they dream can never be fulfilled in reality.
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As with the predecessor, 'Tradition and Dream' is just a great piece of literary history. But it's better than the earlier history (which dealt with English fiction until about 1914) for a few reasons ... Read full review
The Southern Novel Between the Wars
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