The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Ruth Prigozy
Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Eleven specially-commissioned essays by major Fitzgerald scholars present a clearly written and comprehensive assessment of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a writer and as a public and private figure. No aspect of his career is overlooked, from his first novel published in 1920, through his more than 170 short stories, to his last unfinished Hollywood novel. Contributions present the reader with a full and accessible picture of the background of American social and cultural change in the early decades of the twentieth century. The introduction traces Fitzgerald's career as a literary and public figure, and examines the extent to which public recognition has affected his reputation among scholars, critics, and general readers over the past sixty years. This is the only volume that offers undergraduates, graduates and general readers a full account of Fitzgerald's work as well as suggestions for further exploration of his work. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fitzgerald, F, Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 Criticism and interpretation Handbooks, manuals, etc.
 

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Contents

Introduction Scott Zelda and the culture of celebrity
1
F Scott Fitzgerald age consciousness and the rise of American youth culture
28
The question of vocation in This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned
48
The short stories of F Scott Fitzgerald
57
The Great Gatsby and the twenties
79
Tender is the Night and American history
95
Fitzgeralds expatriate years and the European stories
118
Women in Fitzgeralds fiction
143
Fitzgeralds nonfiction
164
Fitzgerald and Hollywood
189
The critical reputation of F Scott Fitzgerald
209
Bibliography
235
Index
265
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About the author (2002)

Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English at Hofstra University and Executive Director and Co-Founder of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. She is the author of F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Illustrated Life, editor of The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, and co-editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspective. She has also written many articles on Fitzgerald, Hemingway, J.D. Salinger, D. W. Griffith, and Billy Wilder among others.

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