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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 Lowry - Political Science - 2010 - 296 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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Imagining the Past: East Hampton Histories

History - 1996 - 306 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 /-'ast Hampton experienced a difficult birth. Other New ClxEngland...
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The Symbolic Earth: Discourse and Our Creation of the Environment

James Gerard Cantrill - History
...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: A Literary History

Shaun O'Connell - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 377 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
...suggestion, and significance, can stand with Fitzgerald's evocation of that new world which put us face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to our capacity for wonder. If Peckinpah's work is most richly illuminated by being placed within a tradition...
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Love and Death in the American Novel

Leslie A. Fiedler - Literary Criticism - 1960 - 512 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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Catastrophe and Imagination: English and American Writings from 1870 to 1950

John McCormick - Literary Criticism - 1954 - 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
...gives the novel a further dimension when he says that man, looking on the unexplored continent, was "face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder" (189). Fitzgerald may or may not have had Spengler in mind when he wrote this passage. Spengler believed...
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