F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context by Professor Bryant Mangum

By Professor Bryant Mangum

The fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald serves as a compelling and incisive chronicle of the Jazz Age and melancholy period. This assortment explores the measure to which Fitzgerald was once in music with, and keenly observant of, the social, ancient, and cultural contexts of the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties. unique essays from 40 overseas students survey a variety of serious and biographical scholarship released on Fitzgerald, interpreting the way it has developed with regards to serious and cultural developments. The essays additionally demonstrate the micro-contexts that experience specific relevance for Fitzgerald's paintings - from the literary traditions of naturalism, realism, and excessive modernism to the emergence of adlescent tradition and prohibition, early twentieth-century type, structure and layout, and Hollywood - underscoring the total volume to which Fitzgerald internalized the realm round him.

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K. Ring, Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald (San Francisco: Ellis/Creative Arts, 1985), 128. 22 “The Swimmers” [1929] in M. J. , The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1989), 512. 2 Interpreting Fitzgerald’s Ledger James L. W. West III F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ledger is a mongrel document€– part bibliography, part business record, part sourcebook, part autobiographical self-assessment. Theodore Dreiser, E. M. Forster, André Gide, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Anaïs Nin, John Cheever, and a great many other authors left behind journals and diaries, but Fitzgerald’s ledger is something else again, an unclassifiable portmanteau of information about his life, writings, and literary career.

Bruccoli (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1994) LTD Letters to His Daughter, ed. Andrew Turnbull (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1965) ———————————————————— Fitzgerald was a notoriously bad speller. ’ There are no silent emendations of quotations from Fitzgerald’s letters or the Ledger. Chronology Gretchen Comba This chronology situates F. Scott Fitzgerald’s personal and professional life within a broader historical, political, cultural, literary, and artistic context. €Paul, Minnesota.

Frank, Beloved Infidel (New York: Holt, 1958), 311. 17 J. R. Mellow, for example, in his preface to Invented Lives: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (1984), admits his antipathy toward his subjects and states his intention “not to let the glamorous Fitzgeralds get away with anything” (xvii). J. Myers seems determined to depict Fitzgerald in the worst possible light in his biography Scott Fitzgerald (1994). Sally Cline in Zelda Fitzgerald: Her Voice in Paradise (2002) pursues a line of tawdry speculation into the Fitzgeralds’ sex lives.

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