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It is also, as the narrator Nick Carroway says, “a story of the West, after all—Tom
and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we
possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to
With what brilliant comedy too, through the three-page list of names, Fitzgerald
renders the nature of Gatsby's social success. The names are all plausible, only
slightly burlesqued and never invariably so, and their owners sufficiently ...
But the good end is made by Gatsby, not the Buchanans, of whom Carroway says
: They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and
creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, ...
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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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