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" Gatsby's house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood... "
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage
1994 - 989 pages
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The Capacity for Wonder: Preserving National Parks

William Robert Lowry - Nature - 280 pages
...presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder. E Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Chapter 1 Paved with Political Intentions T "Today, decisions...
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Constructing the Self, Constructing America: A Cultural History of Psychotherapy

Philip Cushman - Psychology - 1996 - 430 pages
In this groundbreaking "cultural history of psychotherapy, " historian and psychologist Philip Cushman shows how the development of modern psychotherapy is inextricably ...
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Imagining the Past: East Hampton Histories

History - 1996 - 306 pages
How we make history--and what we then make of it--is engagingly dramatized in T. H. Breen's portrait of a 350-year-old American community faced with the costs of its “progress ...
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Hollywood's America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures

Stephen Powers, Stanley Rothman - Performing Arts - 1996 - 298 pages
...As Nick muses in the famous closing lines of the novel, America is the place that brought "man . . . face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder," ( 163) and that wonder, the novel suggests, is that an entire world could be so lacking in a past,...
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The Symbolic Earth: Discourse and Our Creation of the Environment

James Gerard Cantrill
...presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald knew that American ethos was inextricably bound to...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, (1896-1940) US author. The narrator (Nick Carraway), in The Great Catsby, ch....
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Remarkable, Unspeakable New York

Shaun O'Connell - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 396 pages
...wrote the rhapsodic Fitzgerald, "man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent . . . face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder."55 The vision of New York, then, is located in America's collective imagination, vacillating...
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North American Exploration

John Logan Allen - History - 1997 - 656 pages
...presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder."1 The chapters in these volumes describe that world event, with its many facets, in modern...
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Peckinpah: The Western Films - A Reconsideration

Paul Seydor - Fiction - 1999 - 410 pages
"The book that re-established Peckinpah's reputation-now thoroughly revised and updated! When critics hailed the 1995 re-release of Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece, The Wild Bunch ...
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Love and Death in the American Novel

Leslie A. Fiedler - Literary Criticism - 1960 - 603 pages
...a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent . . . face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate with his capacity for wonder. And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's...
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