Author: MKAT

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral

Philip Roth’s “American Pastoral” (1997) is steeped in the same subjective brand of voyeurism as his 1959 novella, “Goodbye Columbus”. Both works unfold from the perspectives of highly conspicuous and biased narrators. Neil Klugman and Nathan Zuckerman focus on the lives of other characters, whom they admire as well as … Read the rest

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Saintly Visions or Blind Faith?

In his analysis of the narrator of The Great Gatsby, the critic A.E. Dyson remarks,”[Nick Carraway’s] conscious moral instinct is to disapprove [of Gatsby]: but his imagination is fascinated since perhaps here, in this extraordinary man, the romantic promise is at last fulfilled” (Mizener, 116).

Here, Dyson addresses the … Read the rest

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