Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
9 Remote Warehouse Biography- Literary
9 Remote Warehouse Biography- Literary

This title in other editions

A Short Autobiography

by

A Short Autobiography Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A self-portrait of a great writer. A Short Autobiography charts Fitzgerald's progression from exuberant and cocky with "What I think and Feel at 25", to mature and reflective with "One Hundred False Starts" and "The Death of My Father." Compiled and edited by Professor James West, this revealing collection of personal essays and articles reveals the beloved author in his own words.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time between New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of fourty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald stands as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.James L. West III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He is the current president of the Society for Textual Scholarship. He is a biographer, literary historian, and scholarly editor. His most recent two books are William Styron: A Life (1998) and The Perfect Hour: The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King (2005), both published by Random House. West has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. he has held Fulbright appointments at Cambridge University in England and at the UniversitÉ de LiÈge in Belgium, and he has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome. West is at work on a revised edition of the Styron biography and on an edition of Styron's fiction about the Marine Corps, to be published this fall by Random House under the title The Suicide Run.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439199060
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Publisher:
Scribner
Author:
West, James L.
Author:
James L. W. West III
Author:
West, James L. W., III
Author:
West III, James L. W.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
F. Scott Fitzgerald; jazz age; This Side of Paradise; Zelda Sayre; Zelda Fitzgerald; Fitzgerald; expatriate writers; Gertrude Stein; Ernest Hemingway; John Dos Passos; great american novel; Beautiful and Damned; The Great Gatsby; Tender Is the Night; The
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110802
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Gettysburg
    Used Trade Paper $9.00

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

A Short Autobiography New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.00 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781439199060 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.