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New York Tapography in the American prose of 20-50-s

Student: Maria Malenkova

Supervisor: Mikhail Sverdlov

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Philology (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2016

The study will look on the role of the urban space of New York City in the tradition of American literature of the beginning of the 20th century. To this day the fictional space of New York City has been surprisingly left out of the scholarly analysis, though many other great cities that have had an obvious influence on the cultural and literary tradition of the 20th century have been carefully examined. It appears that most of the researches concentrate on the urban studies of the actual city, rather than analyzing the fictional space and the laws by which it functions in the American literature. Taking in consideration several different methodologies we address that unattended issue, analyzing three most representative American novels of the beginning of the 20th century, namely: F. Scott Fitzgerald's «The Great Gatsby», T. Capote’s «Summer Crossing»» and J. D. Salinger’s «The Catcher in the Rye».

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