Escape into a Labyrinth: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catholic Sensibility, and the American Way, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Escape into a Labyrinth

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catholic Sensibility, and the American Way, 1st Edition

By Benita A. Moore


362 pages

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This title, originally published in 1988, examines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Catholic roots and his repudiation of those roots in pursuit of the American dream. The study aims to suggest that an investigation of Fitzgerald’s basic cultural and religious milieu might illuminate what he wrote, and may also illuminate the situation of Catholicism in America at the time. This title will be of interest to students of both literature and religious studies.

Table of Contents

1. On Writing for the School Masters of Ever Afterward; Part One: The Enclosure; 2. The Education of a Personage; Part Two: The Entrance of the Labyrinth; 3. Princeton: The Splendor and Sadness of the World 4. "I Didn’t Get Over" 5. There’s Little Comfort in the Wise; Part Three: Labyrinths; 6. A World of Ineffable Toploftiness and Promise 7. Carnival by the Sea 8. The Service of a Vast, Vulgar, Meretricious Beauty 9. The Old Catholic in Him; List of Works Cited

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

The 16 volumes in this set, originally published between 1963 and 1996, explore the American Novel, with a focus on several of the most influential authors in U.S. history. The volumes examine the works of Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The titles in this set also explore the recurring themes in American Literature, particularly that of the ‘American Dream’. This set will be of interest to students of Literature and American History.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General