F. Scott Fitzgerald and Willa Cather, via Edith Wharton
The New New Woman: Intertextual EchoesPDF
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: enSubmitted: April 20, 2018 Accepted: May 2, 2018 Published: Sept. 28, 2018