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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    



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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