F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context

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Bryant Mangum
Cambridge University Press, Mar 18, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 476 pages
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The fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald serves as a compelling and incisive chronicle of the Jazz Age and Depression Era. This collection explores the degree to which Fitzgerald was in tune with, and keenly observant of, the social, historical, and cultural contexts of the 1920s and 1930s. Original essays from forty international scholars survey a wide range of critical and biographical scholarship published on Fitzgerald, examining how it has evolved in relation to critical and cultural trends. The essays also reveal the micro-contexts that have particular relevance for Fitzgerald's work - from the literary traditions of naturalism, realism, and high modernism to the emergence of youth culture and prohibition, early twentieth-century fashion, architecture and design, and Hollywood - underscoring the full extent to which Fitzgerald internalized the world around him.
 

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Contents

Biography
3
Interpreting Fitzgeralds Ledger
16
Bryant Mangurn
34
IVilliam Blazee
52
Contemporary Critical Reception
66
Buffalo and Syracuse New York
89
St Paul Minnesota St Paul Academy and the St Paul
105
The Newman School the Newman
115
Prohibition in the Age ofjazz
205
Class Differences in Fitzgeralds Works
215
Ethnic Stereotyping
224
Postwar Elappers
245
American Expatriates in France
262
Magazines
283
Stage and Screen Entertainment
302
Fashion
321

Princeton New Jersey Princeton University and the Nassau
126
World War I
136
I4 Zelda in the Shadows
145
The Tarleton Georgia Stories
154
American Literary Realism
169
I7 Naturalism and High Modernism
179
Avantgarde Trends
191
Parties
343
The Crash and the Aftermath
365
The Writer in Hollywood
388
Hollywood and the Gossip Columnists
411
Further Reading
431
Index
451
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Bryant Mangum is Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context, he is the editor of Modern Library's The Best Early Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is also author of A Fortune Yet: Money in the Art of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Stories. His essays have appeared in Resources for American Literary Study, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual, The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald, New Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Neglected Stories, and many other books and journals.

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