The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald [NOOK Book]

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Specially-commissioned essays by major scholars present a clear and comprehensive assessment of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 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 an accessible picture of the background of American social and cultural change in the early decades of the twentieth century. The volume offers readers a complete account of Fitzgerald's work as well as ...

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The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Overview

Specially-commissioned essays by major scholars present a clear and comprehensive assessment of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 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 an accessible picture of the background of American social and cultural change in the early decades of the twentieth century. The volume offers readers a complete account of Fitzgerald's work as well as suggestions for further reading.

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'Ruth Prigozy has done a wonderful job of ensuring that her contributors write in an accessible and jargon-free style and cover the full range of Fitzgerald's writings … If … the editor's aim was to produce 'a full and accessible picture' of the author's life and career, then she is to be congratulated on having assembled a set of contributors who provide exactly that.' The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107485006
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,189,177
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
Chronology
1 Introduction, Scott, Zelda, and the culture of celebrity 1
2 F. Scott Fitzgerald, age consciousness, and the rise of American youth culture 28
3 The question of vocation in This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned 48
4 The short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald 57
5 The Great Gatsby and the twenties 79
6 Tender is the Night and American history 95
7 Fitzgerald's expatriate years and the European stories 118
8 Women in Fitzgerald's fiction 143
9 Fitzgerald's nonfiction 164
10 Fitzgerald and Hollywood 189
11 The critical reputation of F. Scott Fitzgerald 209
Bibliography 235
Index 265
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