F. Scott Fitzgerald's Odyssey

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Odyssey

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Here for the first time a reader can understand The Great Gatsby as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote it. Fitzgerald wanted praise for showing skills like those of James Joyce in Ulysses. He set the table for a party to which no one came. No reviewers or interpreters of his novel until now have fully explained its structure, its individual chapter topics, biblical parodies, puns, games with numbers, and burlesques hidden in images. He drew from The Gospel According to John, a 5th century apocryphal book (The Gospel of Nicodemus), The Epistle of James, The Acts of the Apostles, and legends of the saints in ways similar to Joyce's use of adventures in Homer's The Odyssey.Check the first letters of each set of three chapters in The Great Gatsby for possible significance. ... The first words (Chapters I, IV, and VII) are two-letter prepositions, giving the phrase a#39;In On It. a#39; Was this a note welcoming the reader to an inneranbsp;...

Title:F. Scott Fitzgerald's Odyssey
Author:Bernard R. Tanner
Publisher:University Press of Amer - 2003


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