Fitzgerald's Short Stories 
Fitzgerald's Short Stories
by Yale / Wai Chee Dimock
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Date Added: June 28, 2012

Lecture Description

Professor Wai Chee Dimock demonstrates how four of Fitzgerald’s most famous short stories--“The Rich Boy,” “Babylon Revisited,” “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” and “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”--represent “social types,” generic identities that Fitzgerald explores as forms of social reality.  She reads the dramatic tension in each of those stories as determined by the protagaonist’s conformity to or deviation from their idealized social type. 

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Course Description

This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.

 

 

Warning: Some of the lectures in this course contain graphic content and/or adult language that some users may find disturbing.

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