Gatsby's Oxford

- Scott, Zelda, and the Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904-1929

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E-bog, ePub
Udgivelsesdato:
02-04-2019
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
384
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The story of F. Scott Fitzgeralds creation of Jay Gatsbywar hero and Oxford manat the beginning of the Jazz Age, when the City of Dreaming Spires attracted an astounding array of intellectuals, including the Inklings, W.B. Yeats, and T.S. Eliot.A diverse group of Americans came to Oxford in the first quarter of the twentieth centurythe Jazz Agewhen the Rhodes Scholar program had just begun and the Great War had enveloped much of Europe. Scott Fitzgerald created his most memorable characterJay Gatsbyshortly after his and Zelda's visit to Oxford. Fitzgerald's creation is a cultural reflection of the aspirations of many Americans who came to the University of Oxford. Beginning in 1904, when the first American Rhodes Scholars arrived in Oxford, this book chronicles the experiences of Americans in Oxford through the Great War to the beginning of the Great Depression. This period is interpreted through the pages of The Great Gatsby, producing a vivid cultural history. Archival material covering Scholars who came to Oxford during Trinity Term 1919when Jay Gatsby claims he studied at Oxfordenables the narrative to illuminate a detailed portrait of what a ';historical Gatsby' would have looked like, what he would have experienced at the postwar university, and who he would have encountered around Oxfordan impressive array of artists including W.B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, and C.S. Lewis.

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Udgivelsesdato:
02-04-2019
ISBN13:
9781643131092
Forlag:
Pegasus Books
Format:
ePub

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