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F. Scott Fitzgerald and Willa Cather, via Edith Wharton

The New New Woman: Intertextual Echoes

Cristina Giorcelli    Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    

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In The Beautiful and Damned several intertextual references to Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark and to Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country occur: this essay explores those regarding the New Woman, the flapper. Harshly criticised by the two women writers, she is more nuanced in Fitzgerald’s second novel.

Keywords: Intertextuality. The Beautiful and Damned. The Song of the Lark. The Custom of the Country. The New New Woman.

Language: en

Submitted: April 20, 2018   Accepted: May 2, 2018   Published: Sept. 28, 2018  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AnnOc/2499-1562/2018/01/005

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