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A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald (Historical Guides to American Authors)

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Although perceived in his own day as a lightweight chronicler of 1920s trends and fads, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) is now recognized as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. Whether for his classic novels (The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night), his frequently anthologized short stories ("Babylon Revisited," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"), or his searing essays of personal examination (The Crack-Up), Fitzgerald is rightly celebrated as a master stylist who plumbs the depths of love, loss, and longing. Unfortunately, much of the interest in Fitzgerald has focused on biographical concerns, including his meteoric rise to fame, his tempestuous marriage to quintessential flapper Zelda Sayre, his rivalry with Ernest Hemingway, and his tragic descent into alcoholism and depression. The resulting, somewhat distorted, image of Fitzgerald has been that of a self-destructive literary playboy. Even scholarly treatments of the author have tended to depict him as a mere spokesman for the Lost Generation, a symbol of the excesses of his era, without properly appreciating the range of his writing or his intellect. This volume of historically minded, newly commissioned essays looks beyond the Jazz Age façade to topics that reveal how Fitzgerald's work both illumines and challenges conceptions of his milieu. Studies of the literary marketplace of the 1920s, the influence of public intellectuals such as Walter Lippmann and H. L. Mencken, film and its treatment of the New Woman, and the aftereffects of World War I all document the depth and breadth of Fitzgerald's thinking.

About the Author

Kirk Curnutt is Professor of English at Troy State University Montgomery.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Kirk Curnutt

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896-1940: A Brief Biography, Jackson R. Bryer

Fitzgerald in His Time

1. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Professional Author, James L. W. West III

2. Fitzgerald's Intellectual Context, Ronald Berman

3. Fitzgerald's Consumer World, Kirk Curnutt

4. Fitzgerald's Flappers and Flapper Films of the Jazz

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195153033
Editor:
Curnutt, Kirk
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Curnutt, Kirk
Author:
Curnutt, Kirk
Author:
null, Kirk
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature and history
Subject:
History in literature
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 20th C
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Historical guides to American authors
Series Volume:
no. 313.
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 halftones
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.56x5.52x.83 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
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