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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
by Merriam-Webster, Inc - 1994 - 989 pages
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Catastrophe and Imagination: English and American Writings from 1870 to 1950

John McCormick - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 327 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.' And then the organizing phrase that lives on in the memory, ' Gatsby believed in ... the orgastic future...
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Understanding The Great Gatsby: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and ...

Dalton Gross, MaryJean Gross - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 177 pages
The only companion to The Great Gatsby to provide a rich collection of primary documents that illuminates its historical, social and cultural context.
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The Green Breast of the New World: Landscape, Gender, and American Fiction

Louise H. Westling - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 224 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, The Great Gatsby CHAPTER I Lost Innocence What accounts for the contrast between...
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Locating American Studies: The Evolution of a Discipline

Lucy Maddox - Education - 1957 - 443 pages
...fresh, green breast of the new world . . . the last and greatest of all human dreams" where man is "face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder." We are all very familiar with this myth of America in its various fashionings and owing to the selective...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Nicolas Tredell - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 189 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' (p. 140). Here, in the well-known passage, the voice is a little dramatic, a little intentional, which...
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Critical Theory Today: A User-friendly Guide

Lois Tyson - Fiction - 1999 - 437 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. (189; ch. 9) This passage is emblematic of the structural process that occurs over the course of the...
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The Colossus of Roads: Myth and Symbol Along the American Highway

Karal Ann Marling - Art - 2000 - 140 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." What compels that wonder is nothing less than a continent, so vast as to be unknowable, beyond all...
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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

Leo Marx - Literary Criticism - 1964 - 414 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. Here, for the first time, Nick locates the origin of that strange compound of sentiment and criminal...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives

Jackson R. Bryer, Alan Margolies, Ruth Prigozy - Literary Criticism - 2012 - 296 pages
...wonder over DaisyŚ the discovery of 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" (GG 140). If it was, indeed, "the last time in history," this passage alone would be enough to support...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives

Jackson R. Bryer, Alan Margolies, Ruth Prigozy - Literary Criticism - 2012 - 296 pages
...wonder over DaisyŚ the discovery of 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" (GG 140). If it was, indeed, "the last time in history," this passage alone would be enough to support...
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