- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Scribner (August 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0020199503
- ISBN-13: 978-0020199502
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Last Tycoon
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The novel itself is fascinating in its treatment of gender. Fitzgerald tries to use a female narrator, but there are points when she is so overly feminized that she becomes almost absurd. Plus, Fitzgerald's characteristic admiration for strong, lonely male figures continues straight from Gatsby to Monroe Stahr.
Another critically interesting element in this novel is the economic commentary coming from Fitzgerald's characters. They struggle with union problems, business issues, financial issues, and the business practices of 1940's Hollywood. It is fascinating to hear the commentary on the Post-Depression film industry.
One warning though, Fitzgerald provides an ambivalent portrayal of Jews.