F. Scott Fitzgerald | Critical Essay by Mary McAleer Balkun

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Critical Essay by Mary McAleer Balkun

SOURCE: Balkun, Mary McAleer. “‘One Cannot Both Spend and Have’: The Economics of Gender in Fitzgerald's Josephine Stories.” In F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Jackson R. Bryer, Ruth Prigozy, and Milton R. Stern, pp. 121-38. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2003.

In the following essay, Balkun views the theme of emotional bankruptcy as central to Fitzgerald's Josephine stories.

It has long been a given that the idea of emotional bankruptcy is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's central themes. However, critics have tended to focus upon the “emotional” aspect of the equation, the protagonist's eventual inability to feel and experience fully, rather than to consider the economic implications of the expression.1 A “bankrupt” is one who no longer has the means...

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