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“The Lost Caviare Days” – Gastronomy and Alcoholism in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the portrayal of gastronomy in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night. The discussion is based on the ideas “we are what we eat” and “we are where we eat” and the premise that Fitzgerald creates a significant association to gastronomy by way of the critical field of Food Studies, which divide the arguments into three different subcategories: Firstly, it presents the principals of Food Studies and stylistics, which focus on literary stylistic devices such as aesthetics and figurative language. Particularly, the analysis examinesthat a close reading of the novel is futile without further considerations of contextuality. Hence, it deals with the text in terms of textuality and contextuality. Secondly, the novel dealswith food as a reflection of ethical behaviour and social class, where it examines that appearance is as significant as money. Further, it investigates the cultural influences in terms of adaption of food preferences in different environmental settings. Thirdly, it explores the association between the concept of psychopathology, mood and the absence of gourmandise in parallel to alcoholism, emotional bankruptcy, escapism and nostalgia. Finally, this thesis seeks to examine that Fitzgerald is “authoring gastronomy” in similar fashion as food critics.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
Aesthetics, Alcoholism, Class, Drinks, Fitzgerald, Food, Gastronomy, Psychopathology, Stylistics, i Eugenes
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Languages and Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-85536DiVA, id: diva2:1326438
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English
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Available from: 2019-06-18 Created: 2019-06-18 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved

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