The Great Gatsby
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Although the 1920s are often remembered as the Roaring Twenties, an era of unprecedented prosperity, the decade began with the nation gripped in a serious economic recession. After the end of World War I in 1918, industrial productivity declined, unemployment rose, and consumer spending dwindled. The sluggish economy rebounded in 1922, due in part to the manufacturing industries that produced automobiles, radios, and other consumer goods. Throughout the rest of the decade, industrial production nearly doubled.
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This overview of the biography and writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald from the Famous Authors series traces Fitzgerald’s life and influences—from his birth in St. Paul, Minnesota, to his university days at Princeton, literary celebrity, and frivolity in New York; to his status as social purveyor of modernists in Paris; to his tumultuous marriage to the talented but troubled Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and following alcoholic spiral.
Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway, American prose writers sought out the forbidden — the slang, the dialects, and the rhythms of the folk and of everyday life. Writers such as Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, crisp in its own cleanness.
John Green teaches about the United States in the 1920s. In the 1920s, America's economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff going on in the 20s. This will teach you about the Charleston, the many Republican presidents of the 1920s, laissez-faire capitalism, jazz, consumer credit, the resurgent Klan, among other topics.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald, New Edition: Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations. A selection of cohesive essays on The Great Gatsby, introduction by the editor, a detailed chronology, a bibliography and an index.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography by Norma Jean Lutz
The Loss of the American Dream Article from ABC-Clio examining how, through Gatsby's experience, Fitzgerald is describing what the American Dream became in his time
Women in the 1920'sArticle from ABC-Clio examining Economic and Political Power, Women's Rights in the 1920's, and Daisy and Jay Gatsby's relationship.
Why be Honest? The Scandals of the 1920sArticle from ABC-Clio examining the scandals of the 1920's, and how The Great Gatsby reflects them. Looks at The 1919 World Series, the Teapot Dome scandal, and Prohibition and Crime
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On Gender Roles:The mommy myth : the idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined women (Copy: 34180000307070) 306 DOUMasculinity : gender roles, characteristics and coping (Copy: 34180006002646) 305.31 MASSame difference : how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobs (Copy: 34180000305717) 305.3 BARFlappers and the new American woman : perceptions of women from 1918 through the 1920s (Copy: 34180000302672) 305.4 GOU
Psychology:Controlling people : how to recognize, understand, and deal with people who try to control you (Copy: 34180000304427) 158.2 EVAMasculinity, bullying, and aggression : a guy's guide (Copy: 34180000306408) 155.5 NAV
Psychology Reference:Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 1, Ability tests-Community psychology (Copy: 34180000307904) 150 PSY v. 1Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 2, Comorbidity-Health psychology (Copy: 34180000307924) 150 PSY v. 2Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 3, Hearing-Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) (Copy: 34180000307925) 150 PSY v. 3Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 4, Parenting and behavioral addictions-Sleep (Copy: 34180000307906) 150 PSY v. 4Psychology & behavioral health. Volume 5, Sleep apnea-Zimbardo, Philip (Copy: 34180000307905) 150 PSY v. 5
Emotions, The Brain, and Memory:Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday things (Copy: 34180000302956) 155.9 NORThe pleasure instinct : why we crave adventure, chocolate, pheromones, and music (Copy: 34180000304538) 152.4 WAL
The seven sins of memory : how the mind forgets and remembers (Copy: 34180000307066) 153.1 SCHWillful blindness : why we ignore the obvious at our peril (Copy: 34180000306086) 153.7 HEF
How emotions are made : the secret life of the brain (Copy: 34180004002689) 152.4 BAR
On The Great Gatsby (Lit Crit):Class conflict in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby (Copy: 34180000303377) LIT. RES. 809 FITGatsby : the cultural history of the great American novel (Copy: 34180004004412) LIT. RES. 809 FITCritical insights : The great Gatsby : by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Copy: 34180000305160) LIT. RES. 809 FITClass conflict in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby (Copy: 34180000303377) LIT. RES. 809 FIT
American Dream:The American dream (Copy: 34180004004545) LIT. RES. 809 BLOCrisis of faith (Copy: 34180000307022) LIT. RES. 809 BLOCritical approaches to literature : psychological (Copy: 34180000309030) LIT. RES. 809 BLOThe American dream : a short history of an idea that shaped a nation (Copy: 34180004001897) 973 CUL
The 1920's:The Jazz Age : a historical exploration of literature (Copy: 34180000308766) LIT. RES. 809 GREThe roaring twenties : an eyewitness history (Copy: 34180000115980) 973.91 STRThe twenties in America (Copy: 34180000307567) 973.91 CAR Vol. 1The twenties in America (Copy: 34180000307579) 973.91 CAR Vol. 2The twenties in America (Copy: 34180000307582) 973.91 CAR Vol. 3
Literary Criticism:American writers : a collection of literary biographies (Copy: 34180000301337) 810.9 WRICyclopedia of literary characters. Volume two, The death of Artemio Cruz - An insular possession (Copy: 34180000307983) 809.4 LIT v. 2Identities and issues in literature. Volume 2, Emigration and immigration-On these I stand (Copy: 34180000303467) 810.8 IDE v. 2Twentieth-century literary criticism. (Copy: 34180000307826) 809 TWE v. 1Twentieth-century literary criticism. (Copy: 34180000101870) 809 Twe v. 6Twentieth-century literary criticism. (Copy: 34180000308416) 809 TWE v. 14Twentieth-century literary criticism. (Copy: 34180000308430) 809 TWE v. 28Twentieth-century literary criticism. (Copy: 34180000308538) 809 Twe v.157
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