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Autumn 1981

Autumn 1981

Volume 57, Number 4

  • Russell Fraser’s “R. P. Blackmur: America’s Best Critic”
  • George C. Herring’s “The ‘Vietnam Syndrome’ and American Foreign Policy “
  • Hans A. Schmitt’s “The Weakness of European Nation-States”
  • Susan Resneck Parr’s “Individual Responsibility in the Great Gatsby”
  • Stories by Russell Fraser, George C. Herring, Hans A. Schmitt, and Susan Resneck Parr
  • Poetry by Joyce Carol Oates, Martha Collins, Carol Frost, and Sandford Lyne
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Individual Responsibility in the Great Gatsby

When Nick Carraway, narrator of The Great Gatsby, recognizes that his woman friend Jordan Baker was "incurably dishonest," he first attempts to understand her deceptions: She wasn't able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwilli [...]