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F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives

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Years after his death, F. Scott Fitzgerald continues to captivate both the popular and the critical imagination. This collection of essays presents fresh insights into his writing, discussing neglected texts and approaching familiar works from new perspectives.

Seventeen scholarly articles deal not only with Fitzgerald's novels but with his stories and essays as well, considering such topics as the Roman Catholic background of The Beautiful and Damned and the influence of Mark ...

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Overview


Years after his death, F. Scott Fitzgerald continues to captivate both the popular and the critical imagination. This collection of essays presents fresh insights into his writing, discussing neglected texts and approaching familiar works from new perspectives.

Seventeen scholarly articles deal not only with Fitzgerald's novels but with his stories and essays as well, considering such topics as the Roman Catholic background of The Beautiful and Damned and the influence of Mark Twain on Fitzgerald's work and self-conception. The volume also features four personal essays by Fitzgerald's friends Budd Schulberg, Frances Kroll Ring, publisher Charles Scribner III, and writer George Garrett that shed new light on his personal and professional lives. Together these contributions demonstrate the continued vitality of Fitzgerald's work and establish new directions for ongoing discussions of his life and writing.

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"This book makes a significant contribution to Fitzgerald studies. It is an exciting and challenging series of essays."--James E. Nagel, University of Georgia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820323756
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Jackson R. Bryer is professor of English at the University of Maryland at College Park. Alan Margolies is professor emeritus of English at John Jay College, City University of New York. Ruth Prigozy is professor of English at Hofstra University. All are founding members of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Part 1 Personal Responses
Remembering Scott 3
Memories of Scott 18
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Publisher's Perspective 22
The Good Ghost of Scott Fitzgerald 28
Part 2 The Novels
Princeton as Modernist's Hermeneutics: Rereading This Side of Paradise 39
Keats's Lamian Legacy: Romance and the Performance of Gender in The Beautiful and Damned 51
Fitzgerald's Catholicism Revisited: The Eucharistic Element in The Beautiful and Damned 63
The Great Gatsby--The Text as Construct: Narrative Knots and Narrative Unfolding 78
Fitzgerald and Proust: Connoisseurs of Kisses 90
Redirecting Fitzgerald's "Gaze": Masculine Perception and Cinematic License in The Great Gatsby 102
The Rendering of Proper Names, Titles, and Allusions in the French Translations of The Great Gatsby 115
Tourism and Modernity in Tender Is the Night 130
Fitzgerald's Use of History in The Last Tycoon 142
Part 3 The Stories and Essays
Tamed or Idealized: Judy Jones's Dilemma in "Winter Dreams" 159
Inside "Outside the Cabinet-Maker's" 173
Whose "Babylon Revisited" Are We Teaching? Cowley's Fortunate Corruption--and Others Not So Fortunate 180
Art and Autobiography in Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited" 192
Fitzgerald's "Crack-up" Essays Revisited: Fictions of the Self, Mirrors for a Nation 203
Going Toward the Flame: Reading Allusions in the Esquire Stories 216
A Dark Ill-Lighted Place: Fitzgerald and Hemingway, Philippe Count of Darkness and Philip Counter-Espionage Agent 231
Part 4 Toward an American Tradition
Fitzgerald's Twain 253
Notes on Contributors 269
Index 273
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